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Aguakan begins extensive sewage pipeline replacement project

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Augakan has begun its extensive project of replacing more than 2,000 meters of underground sewage lines along the streets of Playa del Carmen.

The new 14-inch, 24-inch and 30-inch-diameter lines are being installed to avoid problems with rain overflow that usually begins in October. The work has been designed to be carried out in three stages so to have as little impact on tourists as possible.

The first stage of the project, which involved drilling with large machinery, begun Tuesday along Fifth Avenue and Calle 12 norte and will extend until 15th Avenue where 150 meters of pipe will be laid. This particular stretch of the project is due to be complete in mid-November.

Andres Eguenio Mendez, manager of Planning, Projects and Works at Aguakan, said that the next stage will be along the Carretera Federal and 18th street north where technical aspects of the project have been taken into consideration to affect the least amount of traffic.

The entire project, which is scheduled to be complete in February 2016, will help avoid rainfall overflow in the streets as well as prevent the foul odors that rise from the sewage drains during heavy rains.

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