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Governor inaugurates state’s first blue water treatment plant

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — For the first time, waste and wastewater will be treated to reduce the concentration of pollutants. Over the weekend, Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa inaugurated the state’s first blue water treatment plant.

She says the plant will be used to treat pit water, sludge and the special handling of grease in Quintana Roo. Each year, she says the plant will treat more than 54,000 liters of wastewater, avoiding contaminating the main environmental assets such as cenotes, underground rivers and the reef system.

Mara Lezama highlighted this fact for the care of the environment, since for the first time in Quintana Roo, there will be a physical-chemical treatment combined with a biological treatment, which will allow the reception of liquid streams with low, medium and high concentrations of pollutants.

With the inauguration of the plant, an agreement was signed for the investigation of groundwater contamination in the state.

“It fills me with satisfaction because humanist governments look forward, not just backwards,” she said.

The Governor of Quintana Roo explained that with the combined efforts of the State Government with the company Respel Ambiental, which built and will operate the Regional Center for Research and Waste Management (CRIMAR), it makes it possible to offer an optimal alternative for the comprehensive management of waste, as well as receiving and treating wastewater.

“This new wastewater treatment plant, which is now a reality thanks to the combined efforts of the private initiative and the government, is an example of what we are going to achieve with the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo,” she said.

This new plant helps reduce the environmental footprint, care for the environment, protect health, and care for the well-being of our community. Contaminated water from portable toilets, from controlled discharges into the sea such as those from boat services as well as residuals with high fat and oil content from restaurants, will be treated.