Twenty-seven engineer students from the University of British Vancouver visited Puerto Vallarta to learn about the waste water treatment process from SEAPAL.
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The students chose Puerto Vallarta and SEAPAL to learn about Puerto Vallarta’s system of air diffusion in biological reactor by convection, which SEAPAL received honors for with the National Award for Innovation Process in Drinking Water and Sanitation ( PISAPyS).
“The tour was very interesting, because most of the time, we learn by diagrams and theories but this time we got to see the technology and how it all works. I liked learning about how materials are reused by the process and how wastewater is introduced into the aeration tanks when bacteria levels are too low. Furthermore, as the methane gas is introduced into the process to generate electricity,” said Alissa Schultz, an engineer student.
SEAPAL is a decentralized government agency responsible for water treatment and waste in Puerto Vallarta. The area’s service has been ranked top in the nation and has been named the nation’s most efficient service for drinking water, sewage, and drainage systems.