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Mexico City. Dec. 5, 2016. Mayor Kiko Munro presented strategic projects to rehabilitate infrastructure on the city’s potable water and wastewater network, along with a project for a desalination plant, to representatives from the National Water Commission (CONAGUA).
The mayor thanked Engineer Francisco José Muñiz Pereyra, Deputy General Director of Potable Water, Wastewater, and Sanitation for CONAGUA, stating through joint investment efforts they have been able to significantly improve the city’s water extraction and distribution network.
During the meeting at CONAGUA, the mayor detailed Puerto Peñasco’s current potable water distribution network is old and obsolete, having surpassed its 30 years of useful life. In addition, it is dangerous as it is made of galvanized material, and produces 40% leakage through filtration.
“Restoring and rehabilitating the potable water network is necessary,” emphasized the mayor, “as only so will we be able to resolve the city’s historic water supply issue, which will in turn bring in new investment and industrial parks while also assuring we are able to provide services to more than 2 million tourists annually.”
The mayor restated the wells supplying Puerto Peñasco are overexploited and unfortunately will soon present serious problems given the lack of the natural resources, which is why the desalination plant is both necessary and urgent.