It is part of the rehabilitation work to the storage infrastructure, which will increase the efficiency in the supply of drinking water
Mazatlan.- As part of the rehabilitation work to the 5 thousand tank, initiated in September by the Municipal Board of Potable Water and Sewerage, a project that is currently in its last stage, the mainline outlet valve was replaced of distribution.
Originally, as the name says, the project was to rehabilitate the tank, so the renovation of piles and earthenware was done, in addition to the interior lining, but when evaluating the rest of the infrastructure it was detected that the 30-inch valve, Dating back three decades, it was virtually unusable and its useful life was over.
“It is a very expensive piece, so no previous administration had been given the task of replacing it, and in order to change the valve you had to stop the tank, which meant leaving the city without water,” he explains. Engineer Silvia Karina Torres Ruelas maneuvers.
The Distribution Manager of Jumapam stressed that the replacement of the valve is possible thanks to the recent commissioning of the 4,200 Tank, a completely new work in which an investment of close to 19 million pesos was made, which from This year it increases the water storage capacity and ensures the supply of the vital liquid.
In that sense, the Production Manager, Luis Gerardo Núñez Gutiérrez, said that the new valve had a cost of 169 thousand pesos, which is a very important piece for the operation of the drinking water distribution system, and that this was just the time to make the replacement.
“We are less than two weeks before the Tank 5,000 enters operations again, this was the right time to replace the valve, because we have the empty tank, once it goes into operation it would be impossible to make the change,” he said.
With actions like this, Jumapam confirms its duty to provide an efficient and quality service to the population, thus contributing to the fulfillment of the commitments of Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres to offer quality public services to the Mazatlecos.
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