23.7 C
Monday, 15 April, 2024

90 families have spent 14 days without electricity in Portuguesa state

The failure of an electrical transformer in the Esteller municipality has them without electricity, water, and even gas.


The explosion of a transformer in the municipality of Esteller, Portuguesa state, has left some 90 families without electricity for more than 14 days.

The affected inhabitants of streets 1 and 2 of the La Marinera de Piritu neighborhood, denounced that the electrical failure has also caused the suspension of water service, which in the community is distributed by hydro-pneumatic pumps.

Maria Graterol, a resident from the community, told El Pitazo that two weeks ago, Mayor Lucidia Ruiz ordered a busted transformer replaced but the new only worked for two hours. “It immediately started to leak oil and smoke, until it exploded,” she said.

You must read Blackouts prevent dialysis units operation in Portuguesa state

The resident told that the suspension of electrical service also interrupts the water services. “We can’t start the pumps, which is where we get the water we use for everything, so we have to carry water from other areas to our houses. We called the mayor and she only tells us to wait, but we have 14 nights in the dark, with babies and old people suffering from this circumstance, and the heat of the season,” she added.

Besides the problem with the water, the electrical failure prevents them from cooking too. Due to the lack of domestic gas distribution, those who live in La Marinera use electric stoves.

- Advertisement -

“They haven’t sold us gas for a long time, and without electricity, we have to cook with wood that we must look for elsewhere, which forces us to violate the quarantine decreed,” said the complainant.

Thousands of Venezuelans in the most disconnected areas of our country visit El Pitazo daily to get indispensable information in their daily lives. For many of them we are the only source of verified news free of political bias.

Sustaining the operation of this independent media is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult. That is why we created a membership program: We do not charge for reporting, but we bet that readers see the value of our work and help us with an economic contribution that is increasingly necessary.

Become part of the Superaliados community or make a one-time contribution.

Ensure the existence of El Pitazo with a monetary contribution that fits your possibilities.


It is completely safe and only takes 1 minute.


Tu indignación es necesaria
Hazte Aliado