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Sewage plant in Nerja to enter test phase by summer

  • Spain's environment ministry wants to avoid further fines from the European Union

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 further delayed in order to avoid more fines from the European Union. The country has already had to pay the EU 12 million euros for insufficient waste water treatment, which in turn has led Spain to fail to meet integral sanitation objectives set by Brussels in 2011.

Work to connect a series of urban collectors to the main station at Fuente del Báde, as well as to lay the underwater pipe at the western end of Burriana beach are still outstanding.