Remember last years’ fuss when I revealed that Mojácar sewage farm was dumping excess sewage straight into the Rio Aguas, breaking the lagoon wall at night to allow the water (and, umm, other stuff) to escape out to see? (See: Mojacar sewage dumped straight into the sea).
Well, that’s no longer a problem, according to the Authorities and sewage is no longer being pumped into the Rio Aguas.
Instead, according to La Voz, it’s being taken via a 3 km long pipe, and dumped straight out at sea, 1,500 meters offshore.
No, wait, there’s a reason this stuff is being pumped out to sea instead of being treated and recycled. It’s because Mojácars sewage station is tiny and obsolete and can’t cope, so it has to pump all the liquid stuff out at night, hoping it won’t splatter a tourist in the process.
A 30 million plan is being implemented to upgrade the station, and improve connections, but the situation is expected to stay the same at least until 2015.