Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2019

Tulum urgently needs sanitary sewer systems: CAPA

The general director of the Potable Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA), Gerardo Mora Vallejo, acknowledged that the installation of sanitary sewage in the coastal zone of Tulum is urgent to avoid affecting the water table.

From his point of view, black water discharge to the subsoil, is significantly harming the local wells, mangrove areas and cenotes in the region, that are part of the tourist attractions. He considered it urgent to establish an emerging program for the treatment of sewage in the coastal area of ​​Tulum, because until now, its removal takes place only through “pipes”.

Gerardo Mora insisted that this is a matter that should be addressed as soon as possible, since there are hotels that supply water with wells, which at a certain moment could register a serious degree of contamination, due to growing number of tourists that visit Tulum all year round.

In this context, he said that they have already begun negotiations with the Federal Government to finalize a sanitary drainage project.

He explained that they require an investment of 200 million pesos to be able to carry it out this important project. And the idea is that hoteliers could contribute with 10 percent of this capital, (20 million pesos), as this initiative would benefit one thousand hotel rooms.

“It is important to consolidate the sanitary drainage project, since it has been detected a serious degree of water pollution in the area”, Vallejo Mora concluded.

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