Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The municipality of Solidaridad has officially filed a legal complaint against water commission, Aguakán.
The municipal Solidarity trustee, Juan Carlos Beristain Navarrete, presented the notification to the Administrative Justice Court of the State of Quintana Roo. The formal filing is in relation to the legal complaint lodged by the City Council in April against Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún SA de CV or Aguakán.
“The matter is filed with the agency and the claim has been admitted for processing. Aguakán has been granted the unexpired term of 15 days to answer the claim,” he noted adding, “Not because it is a good or bad company, it’s because Aguakán is illegal, illegitimate and violates our laws that hold the services of drinking water in Solidaridad.”
René Medrano, legal advisor of the Solidarity Trusteeship, explained that “Not only is Aguakán being sued, the State Government is also being sued, the State Congress and CAPA are being sued because they are all responsible in this matter.”
Beristain Navarrete said that it will be the Administrative Justice Tribunal that will assess the legality of the concession granted to Aguakán since as a municipal syndic and user of the potable water service, he is convinced that the concession granted to Aguakán should never have existed.
He says that drinking water in Solidaridad is not concessionable. “Access to drinking water is a human right, the legal battle begins today,” he said.
During the Borge term, Aguakan was awarded the concessionaire of drinking water, sewerage, sanitation and wastewater treatment for Solidaridad for a term of 30 years.