The Board of Ministers for the Central Government has approved 12m euros for sewage-treatment plants in seven municipalities within the province of Granada.
The budget is divided into three parts: 1.4m for the construction work to collect sewage waste from Lugros and take it to an AND GIVE. The village has a population of 450 residents.
The Board of Agriculture will provide 6.8m euros for sewage treatment in another seven dependencies belonging to three municipalities:
Polopos: Castillo de Baños, Haza del Trigo, La Mamola and La Guapa
Sorvilan: Melicena and Los Yesos
All of the above dependencies, with a total population of 5,400 inhabitants, are coastal settlements, whose sewage until now has not been treated and probably ends up in the sea.
There will be a network for sewage collection, directed into an EBAR (pumping station) which will send it all to an AND GIVE (sewage-treatment plant)
The last stage, with a budget of 3.7m euros, is for villages in the Guadix area: Beas de Guadix, Marchal, Cortes y Graena and their municipal dependencies of Los Baños, Cortes, Graena and Lopera, whose sewage will be pumped to an AND GIVE that will be built in the bajarin in the municipality of Purullena.
Editorial comment: the EU fines Spain a huge amount of money each year because of a lack of adequate sewage treatment and over the years, it appears, the Central Government under both the socialist and the conservative administration has preferred to pay the fine rather than sort the problem out. Having said that, the coastal waters of Spain has far less sewage dumped into it than the UK’s.
News: Guadix/Tropical Coast, Granada, Andalusia)