Holbox, Q.R. — Work to improve the distribution of water on Holbox has some upset after the streets are opened to install the new network of pipeline.
Abilio Canto Mena, president of the ejidal commission, says that all the main streets that have been opened are in terrible condition, giving tourists a bad impression. However Silverio Conrado Mariano Canul, head of the Drinking Water and Sewerage Commission described the work as a necessary evil and asked for patience since this is the only way to solve the drinking water problem.
He acknowledged that recent rains have delayed the work which leaves the streets in poor condition, adding that the project, once complete, will cover 25 kilometers of pipeline network in five sectors of Isla Holbox with an investment of 45 million peso.
He explained that the work has created dissatisfaction in some, but that it is of vital importance to eliminate water shortages in tourist high season.
The work being done is part of a large update project by the state government that began in August to improve the supply and distribution of water throughout the island.