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New drainage infrastructure project begins for Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Drainage work for the municipality of Puerto Morelos has begun in the region of Zetina Gasca, the town’s oldest residential area.

Aguakan has begun working on adding a new drainage system for the colony of Zetina Gasca. The municipal president Laura Fernandez Piña gave the go ahead to will see the system installed along with other updates including a new modern lighting system.

“Today we begin the first of many projects that will be carried out in the colony Zetina Gasca, Zetina Gasca, Casco Antiguo and Pescadores. These projects will have a total investment of 70 million pesos over the next 24 months, which will reduce the lag in the drainage service,” she said.

In the Zetina Gasca colony 8.4 million pesos be used to connect the drainage to the inhabitants of streets 52, 54, 56, 58 and Avenida Timón, between streets 45 and 39, as well as streets 37, 39, Calamar, Langosta, Caracoles and Corales. In these zones sanitary PVC pipe of 8, 10 and 12 inches in diameter will be installed along 14,000 meters of drainage area.

“We’re not going to rest until everyone has their drainage. We set the limit to 24 months to finish this work together with Aguakan. We are a sustainable municipality and we do not want to continue polluting the groundwater,” she said.

The general director of Aguakan, Roberto Robles, says that first comes the drainage work and soon will be the paving of streets and the construction of sidewalks and garrisons, in addition to changing the lights.

“We will transform Puerto Morelos and we will do it with social commitment,” he said.

Laura Fernandez clarified that the connection to the drainage system will not have any cost for the residents since it is a service that is already paid for through the water bills.

Roberto Robles stressed that Aguakan’s commitment to the people of Puerto Morelos is to provide quality services.

“We are going to accompany the council’s projects on paving issues. The Zetina Gasca colony, which is one of the oldest in Puerto Morelos, deserves to have a good infrastructure, so we started the projects which should be complete over the next 24 months,” he said.