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CAPA working third stage to replace 40 year old wastewater lines in Cozumel

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Government of Quintana Roo is working with the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) to replace a wastewater collector on Rafael E. Melgar Avenue.

The replacement project, which began Wednesday, is in its third stage and will cost 62.8 million peso, reported Governor Mara Lezama.

Lezama says the new lines will work to benefit more than 2,990 island residents. She says the new sanitary infrastructure lines that are being replaced are more than 40 years old.

CAPA is doing the work to resolve an old demand by replacing obsolete sanitary infrastructure that had leaks due to its almost 40 years of antiquity. Lezama said the new lines will also eliminate red spots of overflows, bad odors and avoid contamination of the groundwater table in the most important tourist area of Cozumel.

She says the replaced lines will provide Cozumel with quality basic 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 final stage of the project which is the replacement of the collector in the section from the existing well located at the intersection of 7 South Street with Rafael E. Melgar Avenue to the number 2 garage.

The supply and installation of 1,704.8 meters of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will be carried out with a double arch and a high-contrast interior wall for a 30-inch diameter sewer system with a useful life of up to 50 years, projecting sustainable development for the island of Cozumel with optimal sanitary service.

The project, she added, also includes the supply and installation of 1,465.26 meters of main wastewater line, the placement of 31 manholes, supply and placement of 81 sanitary discharges, replacement of 10,229.4 square meters of asphalt layer and additionally, 1,748 meters of pipes will be built for potable water lines, as well as the installation of 87 household outlets.