EXPAT residents kicked up a stink after raw sewage was left spewing out into the streets of Los Iberos, in the Axarquia, for a week.
The group complained for days before the town hall eventually acted.
Carl, 75, and Sue Spragg – who have lived in Spain for 13 years – noticed the problem when their toilet wouldn’t flush, becoming clogged with the rest of the town’s waste.
The pensioners’ Spanish neighbours suggested they contact the mayor’s office in Almayate, but their pleas on the phone and in person were ‘ignored’.
“The smell was terrible,” said Mrs Spragg, 64. “It has truly been a nightmare and I worry about our health.”