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Drought in Cutzamala: actions announced to safeguard the water supply in the Valley of Mexico


Governments of CDMX and Edomex implemented measures to face the severe drought and it has generated a critical point in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico. (INFOBAE)

The historical decrease in the level of dams supplying the Cutzamala Systemcombined with poor rainfall, has led to a significant reduction in the supply of drinking water to 12 mayors of Mexico City and 16 municipalities of the State of Mexico since November of last year.

It’s a statement, With water reported that infrastructure works are being carried out in both states with the objective of providing a complementary flow to meet the growing demand in the ZMVM. Given the conditions of decreased rainfall in the last three years in the Cutzamala System basin, it was agreed to optimize the flows delivered by the system.

In it Mexico state, Conagua is carrying out well replacement work within the framework of the Immediate Action Plan (PAI) Northern Zone. This includes the replacement and drilling of wells in the Zumpango Branch and the start-up of the Madín II water treatment plant, with maintenance of the Madín I plant. Irrigation technology is also carried out in the Cutzamala System area.

Conagua and the governments of CDMX and Edomex join forces in the face of the drought in the Cutzamala System, seeking to protect the vital water supply in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico. (Screenshot)

The Secretariat of Water of the State of Mexico (SAEM) is implementing comprehensive actions to mitigate the decrease in rainfall in the Valley of Mexico and Valley of Toluca basins. These actions include the rehabilitation and relocation of wells, especially in municipalities dependent on the Lerma-Cutzamala system, as well as improving the energy efficiency of water infrastructure and the construction, repair and improvement of storage and conduction infrastructure.

The CDMX Water System (Sacmex) launched the Action plan for water supply in the face of shortages in Cutzamala in Mexico City. This plan covers measures such as the additional production of drinking water, improvements in the reliability of operational infrastructure, strengthening the program for the participation of private companies in the contribution of water to the network, and the implementation of rainwater harvesting in schools.

Given the imminent need to face the extreme drought in the Cutzamala System, These measures seek to guarantee the adequate supply of drinking water for the inhabitants of the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City.

Conagua and the governments of CDMX and Edomex join forces in the face of the drought in the Cutzamala System, seeking to protect the vital water supply in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico. (darkroom)

Conagua and local governments urge the population to adopt measures for the efficient use of water and to be informed about the actions implemented to address this situation.



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