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CAPA making advancements in replacement of 40 year old island pipes

Cozumel, Q.R. — Advancements are being made in a Cozumel Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) project to replace 40 year old old lines. The Government of Quintana Roo is making headway in the third stage of the replacement of the wastewater collector on Rafael E. Melgar Avenue.

A total of 62.8 million pesos are being invested for the replacement of lines that serve nearly 3,000 islanders in and around the tourist area.

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa said the finished project will resolve an old citizen demand, which consists of replacing nearly 40-year-old sanitary infrastructure that had leaks. It will eliminate overflows and bad odors and avoid contamination of the groundwater.

CAPA has reported a first stage of excavation for the construction of the special connection well to the number two well. Once complete, the infrastructure will provide Cozumel with basic quality services for the growth of tourism, as well as proper water management and care for natural resources, guaranteeing the sustainable development of the island and a better quality of life for all its residents.

The project is being done with resources from the Contribution Fund for the Strengthening of the Federative Entities (FAFEF) and consists of the execution of the third and last stage of the project.

This stage consists of the replacement of the collector in the section from the existing well located in the intersection of 7 South Street with Rafael E. Melgar Avenue up to the number 2 well. This will guarantee that the flows collected from the drainage system can be adequately conducted and treated until their final disposal.

The project is scheduled to be finished in October.