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Aguakan replacing 21,000 meters of old water lines

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Millions of peso have been invested by Aguakan for the restructuring of city water lines.

The company says they have invested more than 23 million peso in the rehabilitation of the secondary water network that runs in the central and southern part of Solidaridad.

More than 21,000 meters of pipes have been replaced from Av. Benito Juárez to 8 North Street and between Boulevard Playa del Carmen and the Coastal Zone as well as the perimeter that forms the Av. Benito Juárez Garcia, Playa del Carmen and the diagonal Aviation.

Aguakan says that they expect the work to be complete in December of this year. Once finished, thousands of residents will experience increased water pressure as well as better distribution. They also say that the new high density polyethylene pipes will avoid repetitive leaks along streets and sidewalks.

Officials note that Aguakan is using the state-of-the-art technology of pipe bursting to replace old lines. Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines such as sewer, water or natural gas pipes without the need for a traditional construction trench. Launching and receiving pits replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying.

This method is helping to reduce the work times as well as setbacks for neighborhoods.