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CAPA reports repair of five leaks in Holbox submarine water line due to hurricane

Holbox, Q.R. — Underwater water lines that were damaged due to the passing of Hurricane Grace have been repaired. CAPA spent the weekend completing underwater repairs to five leaks that prevented the flow of water to the island.

The operating agency of the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas reported the successful repair of the lines that carry water from the port of Chiquilá to the island of Holbox.

So far, five leaks have been repaired with electromechanical personnel and divers. Municipal CAPA head Abel Oxté Medina, reported that on Friday and Saturday, they undertook the task of repairing three ruptures detected in the submarine line. Once finished, they began pumping water only to detect a low flow of water.

On Sunday morning, they began work on repairing two additional leaks, which they were able to repair. Tests were being done Sunday afternoon to sure the successful arrival of water to the island Sunday evening.

On social media, the agency posted “Our colleagues continue various repairs in the Chiquilá-Holbox submarine network and it is expected to pressurize the aqueduct this Sunday. From Friday to today, 5 leaks have been detected and work is being done to strengthen the line to send the full flow.”

CAPA says the pressure in the water system should be recovered and normalized by Sunday night and into the early morning hours of Monday.