The mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, is off to Sevilla next Wednesday to try and find out first hand the current status of the environmental report regarding the proposed sewage works.
The sewage plant has suffered decades of delays. A site for the plant was made available by the Nerja Council in 2002 and the next stage was an environmental impact study, particularly with reference to the Maro-Cerro Gordo Nature Reserve.
No-one seems to know if the report has actually been made, is ‘in progress’ or has in fact even been commissioned. The mayor hopes to find the answers when he meets with the new director of the Agencia Andaluza del Agua, Jaime Palop, in Sevilla next week.
The Central Government has indicated that the €36 million project will be completed in 2012, although general opinion seems to regard the statement as ‘optimistic’.