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July 23, 2019


New aqueduct construction at 35% completion

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora  April  5th, 2018 OOMAPAS Administrative Director Jorge Pivac Carrillo reports a new 14.5 km long aqueduct is 35% completed and, thanks to tremendous efforts made by construction workers, is expected to be concluded by the end of June. The Director of the Municipal Water Operating Office explained approximately 5 km of piping […]

Mayor presents strategic water projects to CONAGUA

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 […]

City continues investment in comprehensive rehabilitation of water lines

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. August 23, 2016.  Water pressure and overall water supply will continue to improve significantly in coming days following installation of a new engine and pumping equipment to city well No. 1, reports Water Department (OOMAPAS) Administrative Director Jorge Pivac Carrillo. Pivac Carrillo detailed work would take two days to complete, therefore by […]

Water Department aware of concerns

Aug. 4th “The Municipal Potable Water, Drainage, and Sewage Office (OOMAPAS) reports two wells are currently being rehabilitated, one at Ejido Kennedy and another at Ejido Agua Zarca, due to damage caused by strong rains in recent days that impacted two additional wells. Therefore, there may exist low pressure and water shortages in some parts […]

Life is not always a beach

Beyond the unforgettable sunsets over the sea and fascinating desert backdrop of the Desert of Altar, challenges arise from time to time to life here in Puerto Peñasco. Over the fifteen years we’ve lived here, these issues have run the gamut of streets peppered with pot holes, spontaneous city lakes when it rains, flies, Summer […]

Water woes – Community urged to pay water bills

The entire community of Puerto Peñasco is being urged to pay their water bills after collections at the Water Department fell by 75% recently. In just the past week, this dire situation led the Electric Company (CFE) to shut down electricity to the offices of the Water Company (OOMAPAS) and to at least three of […]

Water alert for Thursday – Aug. 14

The Puerto Peñasco Municipal Water Department (OOMAPAS) reports that practically the entire city will experience water shortages on Thursday, August 14th as supply wells will be turned off for maintenance work by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). OOMAPAS Director Héctor Acosta Félix explains given this situation everyone is asked to store up water on Wednesday, […]

Puerto Peñasco ideal spot for binational desal plant

Following feasibility studies, the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) has determined Puerto Peñasco is the ideal spot for development of a binational desalination plant, which would provide water to Puerto Peñasco and surrounding areas as well as to the southern part of Arizona. Given these findings, during the 22nd ordinary meeting of the Puerto Peñasco City […]

OOMAPAS turns water back on – earlier than anticipated!

After announcing city water lines would be closed for a period of 48 hours, allowing for connection of pipes along Blvd. Juarez and Blvd. Samuel Ocaña, which are currently under construction, the local Water Department (OOMAPAS) announced uninterrupted work over a period of 13 hours was all that was needed to get the work done.  […]

OOMAPAS to suspend city water March 25 & 26

Local Water officials (OOMAPAS) report potable water service will be suspended across Puerto Peñasco Tuesday & Wednesday (March 25-26) in order to work on reconnection of water and sewage pipes along the two boulevards currently under renovation work. OOMAPAS notes to complete the work, which requires 48 hours, it is necessary to have the city’s […]

Road operative due to rising water along Peñasco – Caborca Highway

Press Release Given large amounts of water along the Puerto Peñasco – Caborca highway, the Puerto Peñasco Municipal Civil Protection Unit (UMPC) has established a permanent monitoring operative at kilometer 19 (on the way to Mayan Palace), all with the goal of preventing accidents. Nicandro Cornejo Torres, UMPC Director, explained reports from their counterparts in […]