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Aguakán investing 70 million into Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Water commission Aguakán has committed to investing more than 70 million peso into the town of Puerto Morelos over the next two years.

Aguakán has begun work to introduce the services of drinking water and sanitary drainage in the colonies of La Fe and TierraNueva to the benefit of more than 1,800 residents. The new network will see 2,600 meters of pipe installed to carry drinking water with an additional 2,600 meters of pipe for sanitary drainage.

While the new system will bring drinking water into homes, it will also ensure the correct collection of wastewater, channeling it to a treatment plant and avoiding contamination of the sea and surrounding mangroves.

With an initial investment of 9.5 million, the water company will continue installing infrastructure over the next six months. However, over the next two years, the company says they will invest over 70 million peso in infrastructure projects to provide drinking water, drainage and sanitation throughout Puerto Morelos.

Aguakán manager, Francisco Javier Buenfil Hidalgo, explains that 90 percent of the investments will be destined for the drainage network on the town side, where currently 70 percent of the population has the service.

He says the over the next 24 months, the remaining 30 percent, which will include the Colonia Pescadores and the second stage of the old town, will be included. He said that later there will be a second stage in the old town where there is already a treatment plant.

“We are starting a campaign in conjunction with the Department of Ecology to invite shops and restaurants to connect in the commercial category. Between 65 and 70 percent are already connected.”

He added that there are already talks with the municipality to determine which part of the Cancun-Playa del Carmen highway a wastewater treatment plant could be built.