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Aguakan given five days to render report on failed water supplies around Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — “The City Council gives you five days to render a report and orders a program to forgive debts and regularize payments,” reported Cancun Mayor Ana Paty Peralta.

Recognizing the importance of access to drinking water as a fundamental and vital right, Mayor Ana Paty Peralta, with the unanimous support of the council, issued a series of exhortations to the concessionary company of the potable water and sewage service company, Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún, SA de CV “Aguakan”.

The goal is with priority, for them to regularize the projects, maintenance, adjustments as well as the necessary steps and actions so that the drinking water and sewage service is not suspended in areas of Cancun.

In the Forty-fourth Ordinary Session, headed by the First Municipal Authority, said lobbying body approved that agreement by which it is requested in a first point that said corporation, in a term not exceeding five business days, in accordance with article 33 of the Code of Administrative Justice of the State of Quintana Roo, render a detailed and justified report of why the interruptions to the concessioned service have occurred in different places.

Last week, dozens of Cancun residential areas were affected by the lack of Aguakan service. On July 1, the Mayor had water trucks brought in to the affected communities to fill tanks manually, even though, as Mayor Peralta points out, that is the responsibility of Aguakan.

Additionally, as a third point, the company is ordered to carry out a debt forgiveness and payment regularization program. Peralta says the Benito Juárez City Council will continue to closely monitor the situation and will take the pertinent actions to guarantee access to an adequate and fair water supply for all the inhabitants of the city.