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Town of Tulum to have new water system

Tulum, Q.R. — More water projects have been planned for the town of Tulum that officials say will avoid problems for the next 10 years.

Gerardo Mora Vallejo of the Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA), says that once sufficient water is available they will work on serving the rest of the city that lacks the service.

He says there are upcoming projects for 2018 that will guarantee the supply of water over the next 10 years. Once complete, the supply of water throughout the town will no longer be a problem.

“The problems will be overcome with the construction of the new catchment area and at the same time, we will work on the construction of a new storage tank since the current tank is not enough to ensure the needed supply. He adds, “The collection and subsequent distribution of water is part of that work of the commission.”

He explained that part of the scheduled improvements for Tulum is a network expansion to the old town and additional work in the colony of La Veleta as well as two more sections where the supply of water is either very poor or non-existant. He says with the new work, “I think Tulum will not have water problems for the next 10 years.”

Mora Vallejo says that the supply of water will be consistent with town growth, including new settlements, “provided they are within the program of Urban Development and legally established.”

He says that right now they are busy with the water and drainage projects of Holbox as well as a new phase in Bacalar.