The proposed sewage treatment plant for Nerja, talked about (and little else done about it) for over forty years is an emotive subject. The fact that a tourist town of this size is without a treatment plant defies belief, especially when you consider that the population triples during the summer months.
The periodic ‘slick’ (to put it politely) appearing off the beaches is a well known and well documented phenomenon and is much commented upon in many forums around the world. And it does have the effect of putting some potential visitors off the idea of coming to this part of the coast.
Land in Fuente de Baden has now been allocated as the site for the future treatment plant, but this is not to everyone’s liking.
A group called Save Nerja believes this to be a totally unsuitable location, likening it to ‘putting a toilet in your living room’ and are campaigning for a change of location.
Save Nerja agrees that a treatment plant is essential and long overdue, but disagrees to the proposed location on the grounds that it is a health risk, will reduce property values and ruin the natural beauty of the area.
You can check out their website here: Save Nerja
What does anyone think about the location? And given that it has to go somewhere, where would be a better location?