THE Mayor of Andratx, Xisco Femenias was back at the scene of the sewage leak on the closed Camp de Mar beach early yesterday morning and vowed to resolve the problem as quickly and effectively as possible.

It appears that the sewage leak, which was reported on Friday and sparked the immediate closure of the popular beach, has been located at a “black spot” where the recently renewed drains in the small resort meet.

Yesterday, a bulldozer was called in to erect a 50 metre barrier around the site of the suspected leak and samples were taken from the water inside the danger zone and the sea for analysis while council engineers used a special liquid to combat the leak into the sea and the smell.

Femenias was shocked by the lack of people on the beach and terraces yesterday and said he intends to “grab the bull by the horns” with regards to why there is a sewage leak in the drainage system which the previous council apparently replaced just two years ago and whether any of the local hotels are pouring prohibited substances down the drains.

Femenias spent all morning on the beach and spoke to a number of restaurant and bar owners who expressed their concerns about the lack of tourists in the resort because of the closed beach.

The mayor said that, if possible, the council will try to open the beach today but the public's safety comes first.

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