Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Visitors and local shoppers were forced to walk through sewage waste yesterday as Playa del Carmen pipes overflow.
The stench of sewage was apparent for blocks as Aguakan pipes were unable to keep up with the flow of wastewater. The overflow poured out onto an area of the popular Fifth Avenue shopping street, forcing shoppers to walk through the water to pass.
The overflow occurred at 14 Street and Fifth Avenue, causing some passersby to gag on the smell. Aguakan arrived to make the necessary repairs, saying the overflow was caused by drain blockage due to surface garbage.
Nearby salesmen say this was not the first time such an event has occurred. They say that the street in that low-lying area overflows at least once a month, causing sewage and wastewater to reach the surface and pour onto the street of Fifth Avenue.
They say that due to the strong odor, shoppers make their way through the area quickly, avoiding the shops and surrounding businesses. They added that with heavy rains, the situation worsens.