The Andalusian, through the Territorial Delegation of Agriculture, Cattle raising, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, It has granted environmental approval to the City of Cuevas del Almanzora development project grouping discharges and new treatment plant on the site of Burjulu of that municipality.
According to the resolution, consulted by Europa Press and signed last 1 March by the delegate of Agriculture in Almería, Aranzazu Martin, the project includes works necessary for grouping discharges of the entire municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora and the construction of a wastewater treatment plant (conscious) designed to meet the needs of the population until 2031.
In this sense, the new station will have a treatment capacity of 34.405 inhabitants or equivalent, while the two EDAR currently on the municipality will be deregistered after commissioning the new station.
The treatment plant is located in the hamlet El Burjulu, about 792 meters southwest of Las Herrerias core and about 700 meters southeast of the core of Riojas, whose access is located in one of the banks of the river Almanzora that the discharge will take place through a pipe 210 meters.
The treatment plant is designed to treat wastewater from urban or assimilable nature generated in the towns of Cuevas del Almanzora, Palomares, Villaricos and Las Herrerias, so that these emanations will enter the WWTP through three separate conduits. Among them, the most important gravity will proceed core Cuevas Almanzora.
The system provides a pretreatment for removal of larger items for subsequent biological treatment using two reactors extended aeration with nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removal. After the degradation of organic matter water passes into a settler where the biological sludge is separated from purified water.
So, the water passes through a disinfection process to reduce pathogens remaining therein by injecting sodium hypochlorite in contact chamber before release. The wastewater treatment systems of deodorizing further contemplates using activated carbon filters.