Governor Marina del Pilar presents progress regarding water supply in Ensenada

Most water supply issues have been largely solved

The Government of Baja California led by Governor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda has carried out a series of actions to strengthen the distribution of water in Ensenada. The governor emphasized that, with this, a great part of the delay and lag has been dealt which had been due to several administrations ignoring the hydraulic issues altogether.

During the 36th edition of “Wednesday Morning Press Conference with Marina del Pilar”, the governor stated that one of the main actions by her administration was to repair the Morelos Aqueduct, specifically the one at Cuatro Milpas road, dealing with the leaks so as to have continuous service. She also explained that since June 3rd, a total of 73 leaks have been repaired, allowing this supply recovery to progress.

In addition, the Secretariat of Water Management, Treatment, and Protection (SEPROA), led by Armando Fernández Samaniego, has concentrated its efforts in maintaining water pressure to prevent pipe damage. To do this, water from Tijuana’s reverse flow is still sending 130 liters per second to Ensenada territory. The governor highlighted the hard work carried out by SEPROA and the State Utilities Commission of Tijuana (CESPT) to deal with the water leaks that are supplying Ensenada.

Marina del Pilar also added that an important effort has been made regarding wells. An example of this is the one denominated M5, located at La Misión area, which was cleaned by this agency’s Ensenada branch. This well started operating consequently allowing 32 additional liters per second to be added to the city’s water supply.

“We are also working on the Cañón de Doña Petra well, which allows us to have water for the Los Encinos and Los Prados areas, which were being affected due to a shortage of water from the Emilio López Samora dam. With this, we will be able to get 20 to 30 additional liters per second,” she said.

With this progress, the governor underscored, most of the water supply issues in Ensenada have been resolved in just a week, explaining that this situation occurred due to the inaction of previous administrations. This is why there is a willingness to work in benefit of all residents so that they have access to water as a right for all people.

“This was the commitment we made since the first day of our administration. To work closely with people and take the responsibility of transforming Baja California. We are very clear that we are moving in the right direction and we have to keep pushing this type of works in order to support all Ensenada natives," she said.

Lastly, she thanked all technicians and operators of the agencies in Ensenada, Tijuana, Tecate, and Mexicali who have answered the call by the state government of working thoroughly in these critical weeks, so that there is water in Ensenada homes.

SIDURT builds diversion road in “Road of Death”

On another note, the governor revealed that the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Urban Development, and Territory Redesign (SIDURT) is building a diversion road in the so-called “Road of Death”. This road is being built near San Carlos Bridge at the Chapultepec-Maneadero road. The goal is to finish 4,800 square meters of road in August.

The goal is also to streamline traffic considerably, as well as give complete safety to the thousands of drivers that travel through the area. These works are being carried out with support from the Mexican government, which is working on a series of public works at this particular road.

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