By John Smith • 21 January 2021 • 16:45
Walking through the completed section
Credit: Palma Council
ONE major construction operation continues in Palma where a pipeline covering three kilometres is being created in five sections.
With a budget of €22,609,330, funding is being supplied by the Balearic Government and is collected via the sanitation fee charged to residents.
The first section, has been completed and covers 716 metres, being created by a tunnel boring machine which took four months.
In the fullness of time, the two-metre pipeline will collect, conduct and store wastewater and rainwater to purify it and prevent spills in the Bay of Palma in cases of rain and there will be a treatment plant and pumping station.
The work, which has seen relatively long-term employment for some 40 people will continue on the next section which will cover 154 metres.
When completed, it will not only add to the water supply but allow safe dispersal of rainwater.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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