Mazatlan UNAM asks Jumapam to prevent sewage leaks

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UNAM asked Jumapam today to reinforce protocols to avoid contingencies, such as the leakage of sewage recorded early on Monday in a pipeline that crosses the perimeter zone of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology.

Through a statement, the institution notes that “The Mazatlan Academic Unit of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology-UNAM, is pronounced by the revision of the protocols of action of Jumapam to prevent contingencies of this type and the establishment of mechanisms of more efficient performance ”.

In the same document, they request a meeting with those responsible for the Municipal Board of Drinking Water and Sewerage to report on the size of the discharge, as well as the magnitude of the problem that arose.

Continuity is also requested in the sanitation work of the affected area inside and outside the educational facilities.

After this release was issued, a new sewage leak was recorded at the same location. The incident was recorded around 6:30 pm on Tuesday.

Black water leak
Black water leak. Photo: courtesy

On Monday, September 23, at 3:30 a.m., a sewage leak was recorded in one of the pipes that connect to the El Crestón treatment plant, causing the discharge to circulate through the parking and access area of ​​the institution dedicated to the investigation of biodiversity, ecology, geochemistry and coastal pollution.

Due to the incident, the executives suspended the work and the academic community was notified before it arrived on campus. Cleaning work concluded at 4:30 p.m., according to reports from the institute.

The activities resumed on Tuesday morning, but at 6:30 p.m. there was a new leak that was sealed by Jumapam workers.

Sewage spill
Aspects of access to the educational establishment. Photo: courtesy

They deny environmental impact

The City Council reported on Monday that the source of the spill was a two-inch fissure in a 42-inch diameter pipeline that connects the South Seven Park with the treatment plant.

Through a statement, it was reported that Jumapam’s general manager, Ismael Tiznado, ruled out ecological damage on the grounds that the spill was from pretreated water and not sewage.

“The waters that are being discharged into the sea are pretreated and when making contact with sea saline water, a cauterizer is activated that prevents contamination of the liquid,” he said.

Cleaning work concluded at 4:30 p.m., according to reports from the institute.

The morning of this Tuesday, the scientific institution reaffirmed its commitment “with the care and defense of the environment and the safety of the university community and society in general.”

Son Playas requested an interview with the general manager of the Municipal Board of Drinking Water of Mazatlan (Jumapam) to know the volume of wastewater discharged, its impact and the preventive or corrective measures to be implemented after this incident, but it was not granted because the owner was busy, as reported.

Source: sonplayas.com

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