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CAPA announces potable water project for Holbox

Holbox, Q.R. — CAPA says the replacement and expansion of the potable water supply network of Holbox and Chiquilá, which is currently underway, is in the bidding process and will begin within a month.

The work should begin no later than one month from now, and according to the schedule, the new lines would be complete in December of this year as long as weather conditions remain good. However, if poor weather arrives to stall the project, they would extend the work by a month or two.

The report comes from Gerardo Mora Vallejo, director of the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA), who says they have a liability that the state government had from previous administrations with the citizens of Holbox and Chiquilá.

“We are 100 percent outfitting the island with sanitary sewer and drinking water. We are walking hand in hand with CFE, which is doing the same in electrical networks, which sometimes interrupts the pumping of water, but they are bitter medicines that will enable the drinking water and sanitary drainage equipment,” he explained.

The director of the CAPA added that they will work in a way that does not affect the tourist activities of the island .

“We will work by sectors on four fronts. They are ditches of 50 to 60 centimeters with a width of 30 to 45 centimeters. This is not very invasive. We will work very fast in different shifts to finish as soon as possible,” he added.

The work is part of a three-part project that, once complete, will see the island properly outfitted with fresh water and sewage drains.

The three projects include the Rehabilitation and expansion of the potable water system of the town of Chiquilá, municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, Quintana Roo, Replacement and improvement of the distribution network of drinking water in the town of Holbox municipality Lázaro Cárdenas, Quintana Roo and Modernization of regulatory tanks in the town of Holbox, Municipality Lázaro Cárdenas, Quintana Roo.