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Another Broken Water Main at Puerto Marqués

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 11 March, 2011

(Acapulco, NA 11 March) Much of Acapulco is without water again, thanks to the construction company working on the cloverleaf at Puerto Marqués. This project crosses the main road between Acapulco and the airport, and it connects Puerto Marqués with Coloso and El Cayaco to the north. THis is the second time that the construction company has cut a major water main. Last October they severed a four-foot pipe, cutting off two-thirds of the city for nearly a week. This time it was a three-foot pipe, and not 150,000 city residents will be without water for two days.

It took over a day to locate the break, as the pipe is buried 16 feet beneath the surface. Rigoberto Félix Díaz, the head of CAPAMA, met with press yesterday, accompanied by city officials. They said that they would file a lawsuit for damages and also ask for criminal sanctions against the construction company, Consorcio Corporativo de Construcción en México SA de CV (“Cocomex”). “They have a map to all the buried water facilities,” he said. “It is just plain irresponsible of them to cut two major water mains in just a few months.”