Heavy sewage spills in Sóller, Mallorca

SPILL: Faecal waste has completely filled a greenhouse on one of the farms. Credit: Pere A. Bernat.

A SEWAGE treatment plant in Sóller, Mallorca, Spain, has flooded plots of orchards in many of its adjacent farms.
In some areas, the height reached by the faecal waste has exceeded 30cm and the total area covered by the discharge has been reported to be 2,500m2.
Farmers claim that leakages from the treatment plant occur on a regular basis, especially when there is heavy rain, but insist that this is the worst spillage that they have seen and that the smell is unbearable.
The Ministry of Environment, who are responsible for managing the treatment plant, said that their technicians have inspected the land and determined that the spill “is only water purified with a little mud.” They also deny any existence of sewage.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that Councillor Jaume Bestard has expressed his concern about the spills and has since visited the farms with Councillor Juan Ruiz and offciers from the Local Police to examine the affected areas.

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