Following weeks of incidents in which raw sewage was seeping across municipal borders, the Ness Ziona municipality filed a police report on Monday morning against the neighboring town of Beer Yaakov.
The Beer Yaakov sewage infrastructure has long been suffering repeated malfunctions, which have led to the "massive discharge of sewage to the city of Ness Ziona," which is situated at a topographically lower area, the city said.
Just last week, Ness Ziona drainage channels were flooded with thousands of cubic meters of wastewater from Beer Yaakov, according to the municipality. As a result, Ness Ziona residents have filed continuous complaints about odors impacting the city environment. Ness Ziona and Beer Yaakov are located just north of Rehovot and south of Rishon Lezion, in the southern portion of central Israel.