New sewage pipes to be laid in capital of Mexico's Sonora state

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The government of Hermosillo, capital of Sonora state in northwestern Mexico, is set to replace the pipelines of the Vado del Río sewage collector in the western part of the city.

The Vado del Río collector, which receives half of Hermosillo's wastewater, collapsed last week due to a technical failure, according to local press reports

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The new sewage pipes, made of reinforced concrete and with polyethylene coating, will last for over 60 years, according to Miguel Ángel Santana, head of the local sewage and sanitation utility.

In total, over 220 meters of 72-inch diameter pipes will be replaced in the city's western region.

Last week, after the collapse of the sewage collector, federal water authority Conagua sent an emergency flood-control team to support Hermosillo's local authority in removing the pools of wastewater accumulated in the streets.