If YOU are without a consistent supply, please contact Giorgos Giatrakos (Deputy with responsibility for water) through the DIMOS◄►LINK email or leave a message at the Dimos 27213 60901 with details of the problem, and the EXACT LOCATION OF YOUR HOUSE. Messages will be checked every day at 15.00. Only phone Giorgos( 697 726 4192) if the matter is REALLY URGENT. Giorgos speaks some English.
In W. Mani, we usually get plenty of winter rain, however, there is little collection and storage of winter rain, and the water distribution system is old and full of holes, so a lot of water runs to waste. Also, many people use water extravagantly. The result, some people in West Mani, especially those living in hillside properties, that are not near village springs, are without water for days, even weeks at a time, in summer.
As many people have had difficulty getting information or advice, we are working with the Dimos and others, since early 2012, to provide information about the water supply, on the Parea site. We are adding to this page as we get information.
Cold weather tips for protecting your water supply** If it is forecast for cold below 0 °C - you might be able to avoid your house meter and your water taps & pipes from having a problem. Leave a tap on in each line of your water supply - only a very slight drip will allow the expanded frozen water to push water out of the pipes to leave room for the frozen water - so your pipes should not break.
Make sure your solar water heater has its yearly check - cleaning out the salts from the system, and topping up with the proper anti-freeze for solar systems. Even a short freeze can break a water solar system. (Also cleaning out the salts and changing the rod inside helps have more hot water - greater efficiency - therefore less need for an electrical boost of power.)
Protect your automatic watering system with a covering - heavier market bags, might be ok, as long as the wind doesn't break the bags. However, a plastic flowerpot cut tightly to fit over the system and pipe, is enough protection to prevent them breaking. Maybe better to have both, if you are in an area at higher altitude, and had more frequent snow, than closer to sea level. (February 2016)
** Tips from a local resident who remembers a cold spell in Lefkro when about 600 water meters were damaged, (including ones in coastal areas!) and there was a lot of inconvenience to homeowners without water - because the village mains' valves have to be turned off to allow repairs, as well as many problems with homeowners' systems.
WATER BILL PAYABLE ON-LINE (January 2016) You can now pay your water bill by bank transfer.
Recent water bills eg (BILL IMAGE) have shown the W Mani Piraeus Bank account number, but you also need the IBAN.
ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΩΣ (Piraeus Bank)
ACCOUNT NO 6343030022501
SWIFT Code/ BIC PIRBGRAA
See below for detailed explanation of the rest of your WATER BILLS (2012).
Poliana and Tsokaiika-Bazigeika supply update July 2015: When work started on the supply, it became clear that the water network was even more complicated than expected, and there are many illegal connections. Because of this, work had to be done on the Kotroni supply, before the Poliana work could continue. It also meant increased costs**. Because of the need to extend the scheme to cover outlying areas of Kotroni, Riglia and Ag Dimitrios, there are many more properties that are/will be benefitting from the new pipe network, but have yet to make a financial contribution. If you think you may benefit from the scheme, please email DIMOS<>LINK with your name, phone number and water meter number, as soon as possible, and they will check if your supply is affected. Nearly 3000€ still needs to be raised from residents, to cover the cost of materials. NB : many properties will be getting their supply from DIFFERENT sources from previously. More in JuneArchive
** This does not include money spent on repairing/replacing equipment damaged by sabotage to the new supply! There have been a number of interruptions to water supplies in Kotroni and Poliana, caused by tampering with valves!
WATER BILLS : (December 2012) Water bills are issued usually every 3 or 6 months and should be paid at the town hall in Kardamyli. The office is on the ground floor at the far end of the building. The exact location of the WATER SUPPLY OFFICE is in the GUIDE TO WEST MANI DIMOS The most recent bills cover the period July to September and should be paid BEFORE 31/12 . Note that people with unpaid bills exceeding 100€ will have their supply cut . off .
Click on the image to get an enlarged view of the bill with translation
When you hand in the bill and money you will be given an official receipt.