Green Stain Returns

Bathers on the Playa de La Guardia in Salobreña during the San Juan break were greeted by a floating, green stain working its way to the beach.

Every year this happens when summer begins and it is very, very suspicious, to say the least. It is almost as if a large establishment, not connected to the municipal sewage system, empties its sewage tank in preparation for receiving summer clients. That is only a theory and without pointing a finger at anybody, of course.

Orange stain from last year

It could just be a blooming of algae, of course, which is what the Town Hall is hoping is behind it. In fact, the Councillor for the Environment, Luis Cano, says that as sea temperatures have climbed in the last week, this usually encourages algae blooms. Therefore the municipality’s waters are apt for bathing.

Last July, in fact, bathing was forbidden off one of its beaches because of the presence of intestinal bacteria; i.e., sewage. The Councillor trusts that this is not the case this year.

Whatever the case, there has been problems for the last six consecutive years and Salobreña is not the only municipality on the Costa Tropical that has had this problem.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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