Almuñécar will have to carry out 400 compulsory purchases on land in order for the Junta to connect Jete, Otivar and Lentegí to its sewage treatment plant.
However, IU-Podemos Almuñécar, is far from happy with this and have opposed the project from the start. They are against Almuñécar having to fork out for the expropriations, as well as dealing with sewage from other municipalities.
They point out that in 2020 the Junta de Andalucía (under the PSOE at the time) approved a project to build a sewage-treatment plant within the municipality of Jete itself, but this was never carried out. The PSOE has never explained why, either, they say.
On the 31st of October, 2019, Almuñécar Town Hall passed a motion put forward by IU-Podemos (the main opposition parties abstaining) calling for the Jete sewage-treatment-plant project to be shelved until a viability project could be drawn up, stipulating that should a connection to the Almuñécar sewage plant be necessary, it just be laid beneath public lanes; i.e., rather than through people’s farming land and thus requiring compulsory-purchase orders.
They regret that the Junta de Andalucía, (PP) has rejected the IU-P objections and insist instead on the original 2010 project: “The junta has come to an understanding with the Mancomunidad that this work should be carried out and they both want Almuñécar to foot the bill,” explained the IU-P Spokesperson.
(News: Almunecar/Jete, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)