Ecologistas en Accion has filed a complaint alleging that El Pinar is dumping raw sewage into the campo, with untreated waste entering an old mine nearby. El Pinar de Bedar consists of around 100 large villas. Due to its location, it was impossible to connect the urbanisation to the treatment plant of Bedar, and so a small collection unit was installed. According to the complaint, this has since broken and the water is being dumped Continue reading El Pinar denounced by environmentalists for dumping sewage into a mine
The store-room of the Huercal-Overa Caritas food bank has been flooded by a blocked sewage pipe, and dozens of kilos of foodstuff have had to be binned. Caritas, the charitable organisation of the Catholic Church, said this was not the first time the basement room had flooded due to blocked sewage pipes running from the Costa Fleming urbanisation in which it’s sited, but this is the worst flood so far. Organiser Salvador Cabrera reckons 40 Continue reading Local foodbank stores ruined by sewage flood
The 2015 Andalucian Budget has been revealed in all its glory, and this region finally get some much needed TLC. 61 million euros will be spent building sewage works in Mojacar, Antas, Huercal Overa and Nijar. You will remember that the Antas sewage works was washed away in the great Vera floods, leaving all the waste to go down to the Garrucha one, which can’t cope and so causes those horrible smells. And then is Continue reading Crumbs from the table – Budget 2015 invests in Almeria
Work has finally started on the last bit of the new Arboleas sewage treatment plant, the water purifying plant. The plant is being built in the “Los Torres” area, and joins the rest of the infrastructure in Los Carrascos and Limaría. Meanwhile, down in the Levante, they still haven’t fixed the sewage plants in Antas or Alfaix which were washed out to sea in the floods, or improve the Garrucha one that services Mojacar and Continue reading Work starts on new Arboleas sewage treatment plant
Now that the summer is over, the papers are allowed to start talking about the filthy, polluted sea we currently have: La Voz de Almeria: “El agua está en peor estado que nunca” Well, since we still have no sewage plants, it’s all being dumped untreated into the sea. Coincidentally, in the same edition, we see that the fishermen haven’t caught a single prawn for a month: La Voz de Almeria: La gamba lleva un Continue reading Filthy sea AND no prawns – coincidence?
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 Continue reading Mojacar sewage station no longer dumping into Rio Aguas
After sidelining Mojácar in the POTALA plans, cutting back on it’s development and limiting it’s future possibilities in order to promote the (as yet unbuilt) future megacity of Llano Central, the Junta has made up its mind on the future of Mojácar – They’re going to build an extremely large sewage farm there. 18 months, 16 million euros (plus another 14 million on pipes) and it will service L.G., Turre, Bédar, Mojácar, Garrucha and others. Continue reading Junta finally decides the future of Mojácar
2015 update: Mr Waddell has requested that I point out that this was a problem from the summer of 2008 caused by over usage of the temporary sewage solution then in use. I helped to transmit the concerns of several residents to the townhall and Maria, the Mayor, pushed through with the definitive solution. The problem was, according to my emails from back then, caused by full sewers which then backed up when the urbanisation Continue reading Huerta Nueva Sewage Problems