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19:21

Local

Removal of all sewage pipes from Costa del Sol beaches expected to cost 300 million euros

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The Costa del Sol is embarking on an ambitious project to remove all the sewage pipes, pumping stations and manholes from its beaches. Some of these are less visible than others, but they have been there since the 1970s and 1980s, right by the shore ... to begin the first part of this plan which will completely restructure the sewage system on the Costa del Sol. Preliminary plans The regional government's Ministry of Agriculture and Sustainable Development is preparing the contract to draw up ... the initial plans. These will lay out all that will need to be done to move the general sewage pipe which runs almost entirely along the beach in each municipality. These preliminary plans will work with recommendations from Acosol, which knows the

15:31

Local

Nerja sewage treatment plant enters testing phase

Eugenio Cabezas

Nerja's wastewater station officially entered its testing phase on Tuesday, following a five-year delay. Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo said, "Today, 27 October 2020, is a historic day. Nerja starting treating sewage water." The testing phase

15:55

Local

Nerja's sewage treatment plant hit by further delays

Eugenio Cabezas

Nerja's new sewage treatment plant is still waiting to be connected to the electricity supply so that it can go into testing phase. The latest date set by mayor José Alberto Armijo was mid-October. The town hall has recently awarded a contract

11:35

Local

Malaga's water company is monitoring the spread of Covid-19 by tracking the city's sewage

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

Analysing virus levels in sewage flowing in pipes under the city of Malaga has been a useful tool for local officials fighting Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in the spring, as faeces flushed away can carry the virus even before symptoms ... show. Now the municipal water company, Emasa, has been giving more details of the innovation it introduced in its sampling for the second wave; the testing of the city's sewage is now divided into 16 zones, which allows scientists to get a more precise

19:22

Local

The Acosol local water company welcomes Junta's commitment

SUR

The public water management company for the western Costa, Acosol, has welcomes the willingness of the regional government to take a major step in improving the sewage infrastructure along the Costa del Sol. The Junta has already made progress in ... terms of the treatment plants, but these latest problems have arisen due to the age and location of the pipes. "We have been working on this dynamic for the past two years and all the money for sewage projects which are financed directly is to be used

14:06

Local

Nerja sewage plant testing phase to start in July

Eugenio Cabezas

Nerja's sewage treatment plant is to go into testing phase in the first half of July, according to secretary of state for the Environment Hugo Morán. During last week's video conference, the secretary of state said that the remaining work should

17:52

Local

Green campaigners accused of spreading fake news by Nerja council

Eugenio Cabezas

Environmentalist group GENA - Ecologistas en Acción has reported to both the Junta de Andalucía regional government and Nerja town hall what they claimed was the presence of raw sewage at the mouth of the Chillar river in Nerja. They said that the ... sewage was located in an urban area, near to the El Chucho and Playazo beaches. In a statement released last Friday, the Axarquía-based group stated that they had found "dark coloured water with a strong smell of sewage". The statement went on to say, ... "Without the need to run chemical or bacteriological tests, we can confirm that the water is contaminated." GENA has previously reported the presence of sewage in the Chillar river and other waterways in Nerja. Town hall reaction Reacting to GENA's

20:20

Local

Sewage will not stop being released into the Guadalhorce river until 2023

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The time when sewage is no longer released into the Guadalhorce river is getting closer, but it is still going to take at least three years before the biggest river in the province no longer receives waste from Alhaurín el Grande and Cártama. Once ... Coín is connected to the Bajo Guadalhorce treatment plant (which currently serves Álora and Pizarra) in the autumn, these will be the only two municipalities in the area with no sewage facilities. This problem will be overcome by the metropolitan ... treatment plant which is being constructed by the Junta de Andalucía. As well as treating the sewage from these two towns, this will also ease pressure on the one on the Guadalhorce industrial estate, as it will serve Alhaurín de la Torre and the Malaga

13:55

Local

EU fines for lack of sewage treatment across Malaga has risen to 10.6 million euros in two years

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The lack of action or even the historic laziness of the public administrations in providing adequate sewage treatment facilities has not only a high environmental cost but also an economic one. And it is very sizeable. In Malaga province alone the ... for the Junta de Andalucía's projects in Coín and Alhaurín el Grande. It could be worse, because Cártama was not included in this judicial process. It is the fourth largest municipality in Malaga with no sewage treatment, but the sentence was for ... the initial fine, the amount has built up to 2.8 million euros. The Junta de Andalucía says it plans to go to the Supreme Court to overturn the government's decision to make it pay three million euros of the fine for the lack of sewage treatment in

17:23

Local

Nerja sewage treatment plant on track to enter testing phase

Eugenio Cabezas

Despite initial fears that the current state of alarm would further delay work on Nerja's long-awaited sewage treatment plant, it is now thought that the project will be able to go into test phase this summer, as planned. Work has been able to ... station and underground collectors, which are located near the Ayo beach bar, as well as the 800-metre-long submarine sewage pipe which will pump treated wastewater into the sea when the plant is up and running. Work on the sewage plant itself is ... pumping station. Delays and setbacks Once the outstanding work is complete, the treatment plant will undergo a six-month test phase, meaning it won't be fully functional until early 2021. Nerja's sewage treatment plant should have been up and running

13:25

Local

Triple A animal shelter to get long-awaited drainage and water supply infrastructure

josé maría martín

Marbella town hall, in collaboration with Hidralia, has confirmed it is undertaking work to provide sewage and drinking water supply infrastructure to the facilities of the Triple A shelter on the road to Ojén. The councillor for Public Works, ... sewage pipes, a pumping station and a regulating tank. "This is a major intervention in an area where around 600 people work and where the animal protection organisation carries out very important work." "Until now tankers were required to supply the

13:32

Local

Notable increase in wet wipes in Malaga's sewage systems since lockdown began

Francisco JIMÉNEZ

Sewage plant operators in Malaga province have reported an increase in wet wipes present in waste water systems since the coronavirus crisis began. Malaga's provincial authority, the Diputación, which manages a number of sewage plants in smaller ... causes of blockages, faults and leaks in sewage systems and 90 per cent of the 400 tonnes of non-organic waste which are removed from sewage systems each month is wet wipes.

13:38

Local

Central government approves modification to sewage plant

Eugenio Cabezas

The central government's representative in Malaga province, María Gámez, announced via her Twitter account last Friday, that the modification to Nerja's long-awaited sewage treatment plant project has been approved. She tweeted (in Spanish): Good ... sewage treatment plant is three years behind schedule, due to financial problems with the company responsible for the project and the approval for the modification.

12:08

Local

Nerja mayor to appear in court over raw sewage entering sea

E. CABEZAS

Four of the nine current and former councillors from Nerja who are due to give evidence related to the release of untreated sewage into the sea of Nerja have been summoned to do so over the next two weeks. Mayor José Alberto Armijo who also held ... the towns have operating waste water treatment plants. The organisation claims that the council has been doing so as far back as 2011. Nerja businessman Jorge Narváez has joined Ecologistas en Acción in their complaint as he claims raw sewage is ... sewage discharged in Alhaurín el Grande currently stands at the equivalent of 10,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

19:41

Local

Eight public officials under investigation in Alhaurín el Grande over raw sewage disposal

JUAN CANO / FERNANDO TORRES / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

...being investigated for environmental offences. The investigation began in 2017 after the Ecologistas en Acción Andalucía group reported "serious irregularities" in waste treatment, with untreated sewage flowing into the sea, rivers or streams. The ... investigating the present mayor, Toñi Ledesma, former mayor Juan Martín Serón and a further six people who have been councillors after 2007. Seprona ascertained that untreated sewage is flowing from the town centre, some outlying distances and La Rosa industrial ... been treating its sewage since January 2001. In fact, in July 2018 the EU Justice Tribunal fined Spain 12 million euros plus an additional sum of of 10,950,000 for each six-month period of failure to comply, for the delay in meeting its obligations

16:17

Local

Sewage plant project to stop untreated waste flowing into Guadalhorce river by 2022

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The end is finally in sight. After decades during which time raw sewage has been flowing into the Guadalhorce river, urgent action is being taken to resolve this problem in the province once and for all. At the moment ten million euros have been ... allocated in the Andalusian budget for 2020 so that these works can begin. The sewage plant, which will be known as the Malaga Norte, will treat the waste from the other two towns who are still disposing of it into the river (Alhaurín el Grande and Cártama) ... year 2022, a decade after the initial plans were drawn up, is the target date for the Guadalhorce to stop being used as a dump for raw sewage from the area. Discussions are under way between the Junta de Andalucía's ministry of Sustainable Development

13:26

Local

A Mijas beach has been closed again due to a broken sewage pipe

Ivan Gelibter

A beach in La Cala de Mijas had to be closed to the public again this week due to a break in a sewage pipe. This was the second time in two weeks that Los Cordobeses beach had to be closed for the same reason. Sources at Mijas town hall say the ... pipe runs along the coast from La Cala to Marbella, so the sewage leak is "quite major". The problem began a fortnight ago when the first break in the pipe was discovered. Technicians from the Acosol water company created a 'bypass' but this failed ... the other day and a large amount of sewage emptied out of the pipe, which is why the beach had to be closed again. Although at present only Los Cordobeses beach is still affected, the authorities initially had to close all the beaches from El Bombo

10:57

Local

Junta boss: sewage gives shameful impression of Costa

SUR

The new Junta de Andalucía president, Juanma Moreno, was critical of the previous regional administration's behaviour over the dumping of sewage this week. On a visit to the Guadalhorce area on Monday, he said it was "shameful" the image that was ... being portrayed of the beaches of the Costa del Sol, referring especially to Nerja, and promised to speed up plans to bring missing treatment plants into service. It has emerged that the pipe taking raw sewage out to sea at Torrecilla beach, Nerja, has

11:53

Local

Bacteria stops bathers on an Estepona beach

C. MÁRQUEZ.

...says its has traced the source of the bacteria to a faulty sewage outlet at a private property which will now be repaired by the owner.

13:12

Local

Sewage plant in Nerja to enter test phase by summer

Eugenio Cabezas

Work has started again after a break over the Christmas period to complete Nerja's waste water station, which will enter into a testing phase before this summer. Spain's Environment ministry has said that it wants to make sure that work is not furt

14:39

Local

Sewage connection for rural properties

Ivan Gelibter

...representatives of La Alquería and Mijas La Nueva to tell them that the town hall is trying to find a solution within town planning laws so that within three years the areas which lack mains drainage at present will be connected to the sewage system. The scheme

12:57

Local

Way being cleared for Coín sewage to pass through treatment plant

F. TORRES.

The Junta de Andalucía has said that it is doing all it can to speed up the start "in the next few weeks" of repairs to piping due to bring sewage to be treated at the Guadalhorce valley's new wastewater plant. Álora and Pizarra are already

11:33

Local

2022 target set to end dumping of raw sewage in Guadalhorce

F. JIMÉNEZ / F. TORRES

The new regional government is doing its best to be seen to be moving faster than its PSOE predecessor on the issue of sewage being dumped into the Guadalhorce river. The Junta de Andalucía is responsible for spending a water treatment levy added

12:18

Local

Current and former mayors to give evidence in sewage treatment case

EUGENIO CABEZAS

...with those of Coín and Alhaurín el Grande, for not treating sewage before discharging it into the sea or rivers, which the action group claims breaches a European Union directive on water sanitation in municipalities with populations above 15,000. ... Possible fraud The politicians are also being investigated for possible fraud, as Nerja residents have been charged for sewage treatment on their water bills since 2011, despite the treatment plant never having been completed. A former councillor and ... local businessman, Jorge Naváez, who owns a business on Burriana beach, has also repeatedly reported the authorities for the lack of water treatment as he claims raw sewage is tipped into a stream which passes his establishment before going into the sea.

10:58

Local

Guadalhorce sewage treatment plant starts working 20 years after first plans were made

francisco jiménez

The new Guadalhorce valley sewage works, which will treat the wastewater from Álora, Pizarra and Coín, is now operative after two years of works. Located within the municipal boundary of Pizarra, in the area known as La Aljaima where the Río Grande ... plant to prevent untreated sewage ending up in the river Guadalhorce and 12 years since the construction contract was awarded. Additional funding confirmed to finish work on Nerja plant It was first thought that the plant would also include ... current sewage works. This project is still on the drawing board and is not expected to be in operation until 2022, ten years after the first plans were put on the table. The delay of the Malaga plant also took its toll on the Guadalhorce works. While

14:01

Local

Storm Filomena brings serious flooding fears in San Roque

La Voz de Cádiz

...present throughout Friday with "the worst hours expected between 3pm and 7pm". "Therefore, we must exercise caution in all neighbourhoods," he indicated. The mayor also reported incidents due to capacity problems in the sewage system “in the face of

13:11

National

Storm Filomena brings serious flooding fears in San Roque

La Voz de Cádiz

...present throughout Friday with "the worst hours expected between 3pm and 7pm." "Therefore, we must exercise caution in all neighbourhoods," he indicated. The mayor also reported incidents due to capacity problems in the sewage system “in the face of

10:54

Local

Inquiry ramps up into raw sewage illegally dumped in the sea or rivers by town councils

JUAN CANO / FERNANDO TORRES / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

The minister for the Interior has confirmed that a judge has now taken over the investigation into some members, past and present, of two local councils and the dumping of untreated sewage in nearby waterways or the sea. Fernando Grande-Marlaska, ... sewage outlet on the seabed.SUR WHAT THE MINISTER AND MAYORS SAID Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Minister of the Interior: "It's early days and we'll see what the outcome is" José A. Armijo, former mayor of Nerja: "Nerja town hall met its obligation in ... 2002 by handing over the land to the Junta and the Ministry for a treatment plant that isn't in service yet" Fernando Fernández-Tapia, Former PP mayor of Coín: "In 2010 the Junta promised 47 sewage treatment plants paid for by the water-bill levy.

12:49

Local

Work restarts on Nerja sewage treatment plant

Eugenio Cabezas

Work finally started again to Nerja's sewage treatment plant on Monday. The long-awaited return of Isolux-Corsán-Corviam, who gave assurances that they would be able to complete the project, came after a series of protests in the town in January and

16:04

Local

First Nerja sewage treatment plant protest planned

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The first demonstration over delays to the completion of Nerja's sewage treatment plant is due to take place tomorrow, Saturday, after authorisation to organise the event was given by the national government. The protest will start at the town

10:54

Local

Coín has dumped enough polluted water to fill a reservoir, inquiry says

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

The investigation into the dumping of sewage and polluted water by town councils in Coín and Nerja continues to throw up some eye-watering data, showing just how much untreated waste is allowed to flow into the Guadalhorce basin or the ... polluted water to flow into its local rivers to fill the equivalent capacity of Malaga city's El Limonero reservoir. Junta boss: sewage gives shameful impression of Costa Eleven former and current local politicians and officials have been quizzed by ... police as part of the inquiry that has now been moved up a level to an investigating judge. Town councils are responsible for correctly handling sewage from homes and businesses. But the officials, including mayors and former mayors, strongly deny any

11:18

Local

Nerja seabed is covered with nine tonnes of used wet wipes

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

...build-up of nine tonnes of the small disposable towels. RELATED NEWS Inquiry ramps up into raw sewage illegally dumped in the sea or rivers by town councils So far 16 former and current public officials in Nerja and Coín have been questioned as ... part of the investigation into "serious irregularities" in the dumping of untreated sewage in waterways and out at sea. They reported back on a sort of "crust" that forms over the residue from the pipe, hugging its mouthIn Nerja, three outflow pipes ... pump effluent into the sea. One is only in water two metres deep and close to a protected natural area; it can be seen from any boat or kayak. The others, offshore from Burriana and Torrecilla beach, end about a kilometre out and the raw sewage flows in

14:39

Local

Fire brigade divers search for sewage leaks that pollute Marbella beaches

Mónica Pérez

Complaints from several residents about large quantities of sewage floating in the sea water at specific points along the Marbella coastline raised the alarm earlier this month. After technical checks ruled out a breakdown in the system, ... CEO of Acosol, Manuel Cardeña, pointed out. "We are trying to detect the source of the leakage, which could come from a pipe that is not connected to the main sewerage and is tipping [sewage] directly into the sea," he said. The councillor added ... said that they were working in conjunction with lifeguards on the beaches who report the presence of sewage in the water so they can "act directly at that specific point". The joint operation will also enable the local authority to draw up a general

11:36

Local

The Junta says it has been making "major efforts" to improve the sewage facilities

FERNANDO TORRES

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Diaz, said this week that the regional government had made major efforts in terms of sewage treatment, because the previous Partido Popular government had failed to meet its responsibilities. She said ... she was also convinced that now, following the fine from the EU, the new government would "set to work" to complete all the outstanding sewage plants. José Fiscal, the Junta's Minister of the Environment and Land Regulation, also referred to the fine ... at a press conference about the works on a new sewage plant in Villanueva del Trabuco. "About 92 per cent of people in Malaga live in places which do treat their sewage, and the others are taking action. The matter hasn't been forgotten and it

11:34

Local

Spain fined 12 million euros for the lack of sewage treatment facilities, including in Malaga province

FERNANDO TORRES

The province still has a long way to go in terms of adequate sewage treatment, and the European Court of Justice has just made this very clear by fining Spain 12 million euros for failing to comply with EU regulations. The decision included Coín, ... local councils are obliged to provide adequate sewage treatment facilities, but the financial circumstances of small town halls has meant that the matter has normally become the responsibility of the relevant regional governments (in most cases) or the ... government if the treatment plant is considered a matter of General Interest to the State. In the case of Andalucía, since 2011 every household has been paying an Improvement Charge, a tax included in the water bills to pay for the works to improve sewage