TWO Balearic beaches have been closed to bathers as a result of sewage water leaks.
The first is at Son Moll in Capdepera on Majorca and the second is the beach at Es Reguero in the Ibizan municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany.
Capdepera town council said that the decision had been taken to close Son Moll beach after sewage water pipes running from Cala Rajada to the treatment plant broke yesterday morning. Litres of sewage water spilt out into the Son Moll flood channel and streamed down to the beach.
Police have sealed off the bathing area, although the beach is still open to the public, the council confirmed.
The Balearic Water Quality Agency (ABAQUA), responsible for the sewage treatment plant, closed down the pipes and used tankers to transport the waste material from a point just before where the breakage had occurred as far as the plant.
Repair was expected to have been completed yesterday but the bathing area at Son Moll won't open until the spillage has cleared.
The leak at Es Regueró on Ibiza happened for the same reasons - broken sewage pipes. The Balearic Nature Institute is taking charge of control of the leak.