The article here on the Ideal site has details of some possible improvements to our nearest waste water treatment plant.

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Góngora, satisfied with the unblocking of the WWTP expansion works

The mayor points out that with this expansion, the facility will become a key infrastructure in improving environmental sustainability and water quality

The mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, valued these days as very positive the effort of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía to ensure that the purification infrastructures in the Poniente Almeria declared of General Interest of the State, and especially the expansion of the El Ejido wastewater treatment plant.

The mayor emphasized that "the knowledge that the current councilor, Carmen Crespo, has of the needs of our municipality has been vital to achieve the execution of this infrastructure that will allow to respond to the growth of the population in the region."

And it is that the Andalusian Government will pay 50 percent, with the central Government, the expansion of the three treatment plants declared of General Interest of the State in the West of Almeria so that they can be executed.

Facilities that in the case of El Ejido, the expansion of the El Ejido WWTP requires an investment of 27 million euros.

30% on its capacity

The wastewater treatment plant of the ejidense municipality was designed in the 1980s, with a capacity of 60,000 inhabitants, but it currently serves about 90,000 inhabitants, so it is 30% above the design capacity.

In this sense, Góngora reiterated that the El Ejido Wastewater Treatment Plant has the ability to regenerate water through tertiary treatment, so that wastewater can be reused in other uses such as agriculture, thus reducing the extraction of groundwater and contributing to the good ecological status of the aquifer.

In this way, the highest municipal official stressed that "the expansion of the El Ejido treatment plant and those announced also in the municipalities of Roquetas de Mar and Adra will become key infrastructures in terms of improving environmental sustainability and quality of the waters, both for the municipality and for the region of Poniente ».

A demand for water that had been discussed for years in the municipality and in the Poniente region, due to the scarcity of water resources.