New waste water treatment plant in Benitachell

WASTE WATER: Benitachell mayor Josep Femenia (second left) inspects the plant.

BENITACHELL’S new waste water treatment plant can now handle 150,000 cubic metres a year, one-third more than formerly.

The plant whose €613,333 cost was almost €130,000 below the tender price, was met by publicly-owned Proaguas Costablanca, which belongs to the Alicante Provincial Council.

The plant is located in the same area as the Ecoparque and, once treated, the clean water is sent from there to the La Torra watercourse which reaches the sea off Moraira. It is the town’s largest treatment plant but an extension was needed to keep pace with Benitachell’s increased population.


The plant has a new, larger-capacity pre-treatment compactor and the existing biological reactor was remodelled.  A secondary decanter was installed as well as a new sludge circulator.

Although treated waste water was already clean and pure, it will now be even better explained Benitachell’s mayor Josep Femenia when he visited the new plant.


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