Puerto Vallarta Mayor orders some beach closings after sewage spill

As a precaution, the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta has ordered beaches closed in the northern zone of the city until the spill of sewage from the center-north collector has been resolved.

The decision was made to avoid possible risks to the health of people, based on the recommendations issued by the Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks of the State (Coprisjal).

The prohibition will be until the problem of the sewage spill that has occurred in the last days is solved, due to the rupture registered in the pipeline of the north-central collector.

Dávalos Peña gave instructions to the Civil Protection and Fire Department, whose staff went to the locations to place red flags and close the access to the beach in all the areas that include from the mouth of the Pitillal River to the Marina.

“This is a preventive measure to avoid any health risk, and taking into consideration the warrant issued by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ), through the Coprisjal, which in its most recent report indicates that some of these beaches have indicators above the established norm, so people have been asked not to have contact or dive into the sea, until the contingency has passed.

Just yesterday, the Tourism Department of Puerto Vallarta claimed there was no danger and that there were no pollutions above the established normal levels.

On Wednesday, the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta asked local media to not report the sewage spill because of the upcoming holiday weekend and the damage to tourism that could be caused.

Beaches south of the Marina and in the tourist zone of Puerto Vallarta remain open.

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