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CAPA acknowledges Cozumel water problems

Cozumel, Q.R. — Head of la Comisión de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (CAPA) en el Estado, Gerardo Mora Vallejo, acknowledges the water problems on Cozumel saying they are from a lag in maintenance.

He says that the lack of maintenance in the supply network on the island has generated deficiencies in its supply to various colonies.

“It’s not only the pipeline, but also the engines that have been neglected for many years, so the planning and operation team will create remedies to repair around three kilometers of the line in Zone 4 to be able to reactivate the storage,” he explained.

He acknowledged that these repairs will only be a temporary solution in the hope of being able to replace the 37 kilometers of main lines by mid-June possibly through federal resources.

“I do not justify it. There is failure of the Potable Water Commission, a debt with the municipal president and the state and that is why we are here, to face it. I believe that the biggest solution will come in mid-May or June.

“We are waiting for federal-level resources, but we are prioritizing Cozumel,” he added.

Mora Vallejo also noted that during the day, the service is 80 percent normalized, highlighting the support of the Municipal Government who has provided pipes to prevent Cozumel families from running out of drinking water in their homes.

Municipal President of Cozumel Pedro Joaquín Delbuois, said that Civil Protection and the fire department have been bringing water to colonies such as San Miguel I and Nueva Generación, which are the most affected, as well as to schools that have made the request.

“We will be working with CAPA so that the maintenance of the pipes continues without affecting the population while working in coordination with the three levels of government to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the island,” he added.