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Over a dozen water treatment plants now operating in Quintana Roo

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Aguakan has 13 treatment plants in the municipalities of Benito Juárez (Cancun), Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres.

The company says specialized infrastructure and highly qualified personnel are responsible for the cleaning process in order to return the water to its natural source with the necessary conditions without representing any risk to the environment.

One of the water treatment plants of Cancun. Photo: Aguakan 2023.

This year in the municipality of Benito Juárez, the modernization and expansion of the Norponiente I and II Wastewater Treatment Plants were made with an investment of more than $221 million pesos. The plants provide treatment of all residual water of the more than 450,000 residents in the area.

In the municipality of Solidaridad, more than $24 million pesos has been allocated to equipping and commissioning a sludge system for the Saas Tun Ha Treatment Plant as well as starting up the Cristo Rey Plant.

Wastewater treatment plant in the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen). Photo: Aguakan 2023.

In Isla Mujeres, an investment of more than $28 million pesos is contemplated in 2023 for various projects such as the construction of three new wastewater tanks in the north (continuation of the Convention Center tank) and in the southern zone with the Coral and Garrafón cárcamos.

The island of Isla Mujeres will have theirs expanded. Photo: Aguakan 2023.

It also includes the expansion, equipment and commissioning of a sludge treatment system in addition to the existing one in the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will double its capacity from 30 to 60 liters per second.

All of the plants are part of the innovation in wastewater treatment and contributes to sustainability in projects focused on the sector to help cover the water of the future, leaving no one behind as established by the United Nations Organization. (UN) on the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).