Wastewater woe drags on in Nerja

NERJA: The treatment plant remains deserted and unused.

NERJA Council are once more under fire in relation to the €46 million municipal wastewater treatment plant, which was completed in March 2015 but remains deserted and unused.

The Spanish agricultural minister, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, assured that the facility would be “fully functional” by June this year, but there appears to be no clear end in sight for what is becoming an endless story that has already bridged two decades.

Meanwhile, untreated sewage continues to be pumped directly into the Mediterranean Sea, polluting habitats and exerting a detrimental effect on local marine life.

Mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal, is under no illusions about who she believes is to blame.

“We started to discover there were a number of violations by the previous council, and they were even warned by municipal technicians, who they ignored.

“The final straw was when we found out the contractor was on the verge of bankruptcy.”

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    • Mike in ESP

      08 October 2016 • 19:34

      If this is completed then why is it not being used, has the infrastructure not been installed for it? Everyone seems to spend a lot of money in Spain then pass the buck as an excuse for the investment not to be operative, why don’t they just get on with it and sort out the issues than just keep passing the buck, nothing ever seems to get sorted out here, being constructive is something that just doesn’t seem to be understood!


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