Can we get mains sewage?

‘Pozos Negros,’ or individual septic tanks, are illegal, so my town hall has been installing mains systems throughout the area little by little. They have also done many things like planting trees and placing seats along the pavements, which are merely cosmetic. They continually make the excuse of lack of money to finish the sewage system. To me, illegal sewage is the priority. To connect me and my neighbours requires less than 100 metres of tubing. Can we take some action against the mayor and town hall to enforce the connections? Can we ‘denounce’ the mayor for not completing the connections? He states that the town hall intends to lower part of the road which our pipes will need to go down a hill and this will affect the installation of the pipes.

D J (Costa del Sol)


There are legal avenues in place for citizens to bring a case against public officials for failure to perform their duties. However, you would have to show that the mayor has misused his powers or been negligent in some way and it is not just a difference of opinion. Keep on nagging them.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola at [email protected], or call 952 667 090.

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