Cancun, Q.R. — A judicial mandate has court ordered Aguakan and CAPA to invest the money necessary to provide proper water and sewage service to an area on the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres.
The news was made public in a press conference by civil association Coordinadora Cívica de Quintana Roo who said “It is a constitutional judicial mandate that derives from an order of a district judge ordered by a court and here, the court is clear.”
Enrique Tejero Bacab, vice president of the civil association added “The concessionaire is constrained to invest the amounts she promised. What would happen if the concessionaire does not comply? We can resort to an appeal for failure to comply with the Supreme Court, which may result in penalties for the company and officials,” he said.
Both Aguakan and la Comisión de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Quintana Roo (CAPA), were handed the judicial order to invest the 706.7 million peso required to carry out the infrastructure work in the Continental Zone of Isla Mujeres for the more than 15,000 residents that reside there.
Tejero Bacab explained “There are already settlements with land use, people have their property titles. They pay for property, they have electricity, lighting, public transport, paved streets, but what you don’t have is drinking water and drainage,” he said.
The legal battle has been ongoing since 2016 against Aguakan and CAPA for refusing to provide the water and drainage service required in the area of Rancho Viejo (Cuidad Mujeres) where more than 40 irregular colonies exist. The judge has given both water companies 15 days to publish their project work plan.