Residents film as broken pipe spills raw sewage into sea

Broken sewage pipe.
Broken sewage pipe. / D.P.
  • The hole was just 400 metres off the shore and appeared amid concerns over waste water plant

A 20cm by 20cm hole in one of the two pipes that takes raw sewage into the sea off Nerja's coast was spotted and subsequently filmed by residents in the town last Thursday. The hole, 400 metres from the seashore between the El Chucho and Torrecilla beach, spewed vast amounts of sewage into the sea and was clearly visible from the Balcón de Europa. The incident happened among growing concerns over the town's unfinished waste water plant.