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New wastewater treatment plant at Akumal inaugurated

Akumal, Q.R. — Governor Carlos Joaquín inaugurated the new Akumal Wastewater Treatment Plant which, he reported, was an investment of 58.9 million peso. The governor, along with other dignitaries, was on site Friday to view the project that involved both CAPA and Conagua.

Governor Joaquin said that the new plant will tend to the needs of the 20,500 area residents.

The plant, which has been named Ak-Tun (cave in Mayan) and has the capacity to treat up to 40 liters of wastewater per second, will provide the town with an optimal and sustainable sanitation service.

“Having a sanitary drainage system, with results like those of this plant, represents better health conditions. Although we lack a good path in such advancements, we will continue to advance in this administration,” he said.

CAPA head, Gerardo Mora Vallejo, explained that the project consisted of the construction and installation of a wastewater sump, the pre-treatment station, the biological reactor, a clarifier, the chlorine contact tank, the chlorination house, and the sump and sludge digester with an operation and motor control booth to attend to the future demand for sanitation infrastructure in Akumal and guarantee the correct treatment of wastewater for up to 15 years.

The investment of 58.9 million pesos, contributed in a bipartite manner between the state and federal governments, was carried out under the management of CAPA before CONAGUA, through the Wastewater Sanitation Program.