Mazatlan’s water will be muddy till February says Jumapam


The Municipal Board of Potable Water and Sewerage of Mazatlán informs that it is working to improve the service and the quality of the water as soon as possible.

MAZATLÁN.- The problem of water turbidity in Mazatlán will last until February next year, informed the operations manager of the Municipal Board of Potable Water and Sewerage of Mazatlán, Arturo Valverde Hidalgo. 

In a tour of the Picachos dam and the Los Horcones water treatment plant, both main points that supply water to the port, Valverde Hidalgo said that all the dirt sediments in the dam are 40 meters deep. 

He pointed out that the drainage of the gray work is removing the water with the materials that are in the subsoil, and the cloudy water is untreated. 

“The studies carried out by Jumapam, it is estimated that it will be until next year when the color of the water in the depth of the dam is normalized, which is what is causing the turbidity of the water,” he said. 

The official mentioned that for the water to begin to decrease in its turbidity levels, as well as in color, it is more or less at the end of February where this will decrease, since there is too much water in the dam, approximately 300 thousand cubic meters of capacity. 

“This problem was basically due to the two natural phenomena that happened,” he said. 

The manager pointed out that it is very difficult to clean the sediments from the dam since it is 18 kilometers away from the Picachos dam to the Los Horcones plant and the water route runs through different natural filters in which it has not been removed turbidity in its entirety. 

On the other hand, Velarde Hidalgo said that Jumapam is spending a lot of money on chemicals such as aluminum sulfate so that the water can reach the best possible, but the difficulty is the sediments of the dam. 

Before concluding, the official asked the population to have patience and understanding, since everything is attributed to a natural problem, not caused by the Mazatlán Potable Water Board. 


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