Old Nerja Water Tank Replaced

NRJ Punta Lara Municipal Water TankThe municipal domestic water deposit is situated in the area of Punta Lara and badly in need of being replaced, so much so that the Town Hall is committing 325,000 to building a new one with a capacity of 600,000 cubic metres, or in other words, 600,000 tonnes of water.

Work has begun, so if all goes well it could be online some time during next month, according to the Mayor, José Alberto Armijo (PP), who visited the work site together with the manager of Aguas de Narixa, Juan Ángel Poyatos.

With this new water tank the Town Hall guarantees it can supply the needs of Urbanización de Punta Lara, Urbanización Ladera del Mar, Urbanización Torres Viejas de Macaca, Urbanización Balcón de Punta Lara and the urban-development areas, Unidades de Ejecución 7 & 52.

The work, which is being carried out by FCC Aqualia in collaboration with Aguas de Narixa, will be done in stages, starting with the demolition of the old water tank and the building of the foundation platform for the new one. The sides will be made of prefab slabs and then finally the valves room and perimeter fence will be added.

So, you’re probably asking yourself, what about the water supply in the meantime? No worries, the Town Hall has installed a temporary one with a capacity of 200 cubic metres to avoid water-supply cuts.

(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – photo: E. Cabezas)

  3 comments for “Old Nerja Water Tank Replaced

  1. John Sawyer
    April 28, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    How on earth is the cost €325.000? Materials would be around €89.000 and labour would be like €43.000 so where does the remaining €193.000 go?

  2. April 13, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Jeremy: Sounds like a small ocean to me, too, but that was the figure given in the Nerja Town Hall press release. It’s probably more like 600,000 litres, which is 600 cubic metres. I had a 50,000-litre deposito on my land and hat was 50 tonnes or cubic litres, so 600 so it’s a bit more feasible

  3. Jeremy
    April 13, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    You sure about 600,000 cubic meters? That is huge. Size of a football pitch filled to 84 meters (ie fuller than the width of the pitch).

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