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CAPA provides progress report on Rafael E. Melgar Avenue wastewater project

Cozumel, Q.R. — Progress continues to be made on a CAPA wastewater replacement project on the island of Cozumel. On Monday, the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) reported that the project “Replacement of the Wastewater Collector of Rafael E. Melgar Avenue” is advancing.

In a statement, CAPA reported the project as 28 percent complete with 280 linear meters of collector installed and 600 linear meters of drinking water lines installed.

CAPA explained that from July 24 to 28, in accordance with the commitment to continue advancing in a timely manner with the construction process, work days with a larger workforce were extended.

“Likewise, the cleaning and removal of debris was carried out in the SEDENA area. At the same time, drainage and compaction works are carried out in the same area to continue with the piping of the collector.”

CAPA is replacing old leaking wastewater lines in Cozumel’s busiest area. Photo: CAPA July 31, 2023.

On 12th Street, the 8-inch valve was replaced and work will be done to place berths, shape the box, and rehabilitate the lid, in order to open circulation at that point.

“On the Captaincy of the Port street, work is being done on the excavation for the placement of the collector section. Work was carried out in the special well, as well as the installation of a bilge pump to lower the level of the water table. And the diversion pipe was extended to the well, to prevent odors,” they added.

In their statement, CAPA also said that various surveys are being carried out in order to avoid interference in services such as CFE, TELMEX, etc., as well as possible sinkholes.

The project is a cost of around 62.8 million pesos.