Vila Real de Santo António (VRSA) is due to inaugurate its new water treatment plant (ETAR), which will also serve the neighbouring council of Castro Marim, in August.

The new facility, which cost around 15 million euros, will allow the sewage from VRSA that is currently dumped into the river Guadiana to be treated.

Luís Gomes, VRSA Mayor, said: “This facility is fundamental for the council. A council that values itself must have its sewage properly treated.”