WORK on the Nerja sewage plant has been boosted by €12.5 million of state funding.

The water treatment centre is expected to be finished by the start of 2016 and ready for use by the summer.

The government has allocated the sum as part of next year’s budget, in a bid to speed up progress on the only sewage plant on the Costa del Sol still unfinished.

Work began on the plant, in Aguahierro, this January as part of the national plan to improve water quality.

“40% of Malaga’s towns do not treat their water,” said Junta spokesman Victor Gonzalez, who has warned that the Junta may face fines from the European Union if water treatment plants are not in every community by 2015.

The Nerja centre will be able to treat enough water to serve 100,000 households each day in the high season.


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