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Mexican authorities to address water shortages in Ecatepec

Bnamericas Published: Friday, October 07, 2016
Mexican authorities to address water shortages in Ecatepec

The government of Mexico state is implementing a series of initiatives to address water shortages in Ecatepec in the northern part of the Mexico City urban area.

At an event to open the Mexicable cable car system in the city, area residents approached President Enrique Peña Nieto and state governor Eruviel Ávila to ask them to deal the water shortages they are facing, and both officials said they would instruct the relevant authorities to take measures to solve these problems, according to local daily La Jornada.

In response to these requests, the state government announced the installation of a special elevated water tank atop the Sierra de Guadalupe mountain, which is the starting point of the Mexicable line.

The authorities also said they will ask federal water authority Conagua to increase the amount of water supplied to the Los Reyes system, which serves the Ecatepec area.

Ávila has also instructed Ecatepec's municipal authorities to provide free water tanker services to communities, a move that will reportedly benefit 25,000 people in 19 neighborhoods, according to local press reports.

The government's initiatives will address water shortages in the communities of Arboledas, Tablas del Pozo, Tepeolulco, La Agüita, La Joya, Mesa de Leones, Torres de Altavista, Hank González, Bordos, and others located in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadalupe mountain in the municipality.

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