The National Water Commission ( Conagua ) announced that it will suspend water service in 50% of Mexico City and part of the State of Mexico for maintenance works in the Cutzamala System from October 31 until November.
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He indicated that the measure will affect 4.5 million people in the capital of the country and 3.6 million people in the Mexican state.
The general director of the Basin of Aguas del Valle de México of the Conagua, Antonio Juárez Trueba, explained that to guarantee the reliability in the supply of potable water in the Valley of Mexico, the hydraulic infrastructure will receive maintenance, from September 20-23 in the Tlahuac Branch; from October 2-5 at the Fierro-Manganeso Removal Plant and the Cutzamala System, from October 31 – November 4.
In a joint press conference, Juárez Trueba, with the general director of the Water System of Mexico City, Ramón Aguirre Díaz, and the State Water System of Mexico, Alfredo Pérez Guzmán, agreed that there will be a severe impact, but it’s necessary to avoid major damages in the potable water supply service.
The Conagua official said that in accordance with the Maintenance Program established to guarantee the reliability of the potable water supply in the Valley of Mexico, the agency will carry out the work through the Aguas del Valle de México Watershed Organization.
Regarding the work in the Cutzamala System, he warned that the water treatment plant of Los Berros will be maintained at 5:00 am on Wednesday, October 31 at 5:00 am on Sunday, November 4.
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The areas that will be affected by this decrease in supply are: Iztapalapa and Tláhuac in Mexico City and the municipalities of Nezahualcóyotl and La Paz, State of Mexico.
They added that they will keep in close communication with the Water System of Mexico City, with the Water Commission of the State of Mexico to take the necessary measures, so that the impact on the population due to the decrease in supply is the least possible.