Gibraltar has finally pushed forward towards the construction of a sewage treatment plant at Europa Point. Completion of the plant is set for 2020.

Gibraltar has historically had problems with the treatment and discharge of waste water due to its tectonic infrastructure, with detrimental effects due to infraction proceedings towards Gibraltar by the EU. The works have been awarded to a joint venture between Northumbrian Water and Modern Water.

The Nautilus Project also welcomed the announcement: “Sewage treatment is a modern-day requirement to minimise the harmful effects of untreated effluent in the marine environment.”

“Locally, this will prevent many wet wipes from littering our coastal zones whilst also removing the unsightly brown plume and smells associated with a popular tourist area.”