For 13 days, the inhabitants of Agia Roumeli, a village located at the end of the route leading through the Samaria Gorge, remained without access to drinking water.
Stones and large trees, which during the last huge heavy storms fell into the stream flowing through Samaria, caused damage to the pipes supplying water to the village. The water supply network has been seriously damaged in several places. Even though the residents have repeatedly telephoned the authorities about this situation, the damage was not repaired. Representatives of the local government explained the lack of funds allowing for the necessary work to be carried out.
Finally, the desperate inhabitants of Agia Roumeli took their fate into their own hands. After a difficult and risky crossing up the ravine, they managed to find and repair damaged pipes. Thanks to their work, today after 13 days to the village, drinking water finally came.
This situation well illustrates how serious difficulties must be faced by the inhabitants of isolated towns. Very often, these people can only count on themselves and their skills. By the way, watching the video below, pay attention to the amount of water currently flowing through the Samaria Iron Gate.