Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Private water and sewer company Aguakan has won protection to have its extended 30 year concession revoked. For the time being, Aguakan will continue to provide its private services to four Quintana Roo municipalities.
A Cancun judge has ruled in favor of Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún SA de CV or Aguakan after the company filed an Amparo a day after state congress voted to revoke their extended 30-year contract.
State congress determined the extended contract, which was made early, was illegal and voted in favor of ending the company’s original contract which expired December 31, 2023.
Aguakan was notified of the state’s decision at the end of December and ordered to hand over the services it provides for Benito Juárez (Cancun), Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen).
Aguakan immediately filed an Ampro that the state challenged in early January, but lost after being postponed several times. An eighth district judge in Cancun voted in favor of the private water company, which continues to service four of the state’s busiest municipalities.
Quintana Roo State Secretary Cristina Torres Gómez says they are moving forward with an official complaint before the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) to sue the company for the alleged crime of procedural fraud.