Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Water company Aguakan has started a project that will see the island with proper sewer drainage. The company began digging with heavy machinery earlier this week to add the new lines.
The company says proper drainage is needed due to the rapid increase in residents, which has created an increased demand in infrastructure. The project is expected to be complete in July and come in at a cost of around two million peso. It will include the installation of more than 500 meters of PVC pipe.
“With this investment, we ensure the installation of modern infrastructure to meet the current needs of the island, reiterating our commitment to protect the environment and the community,” said the Deputy Manager of Aguakan on Isla Mujeres, Isaí Vergara.
Once finished, the new lines will provide connection to a sanitary drainage system for both residents and businesses that they do not have now. It will also eliminate overflows. Aguakan says while installing the new pipelines, they will also be working on the construction of a new wastewater sump for the island’s Convention Center.