The desalination plant in Torrevieja was completed in 2010 but has not yet opened. That is because of clashes between Central Government and the Generalit in Valencia. There has been much debate about the need for the plant in the first place and the environmental impact it will have.
The most contentious phase was the laying of the large concrete tubes that bring and take water from the sea. Now it seems that is complete and initial test are due to start in January 2013.
Let’s hope it works otherwise the plant will be another white elephant to surpass the airport at Castellón. Although the one at Corvera has been delayed until summer 2013, they say that it will be operational and that flights will take place.