70 Percent of Puebla's Water Treatment Plants Are Inoperative

24 Nov 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PUEBLA, Mexico

At least 140 of the 200 water treatment plants located in Mexico's Puebla state are not operational, and this has contributed to an increase in river pollution in the area, according to Germán Sierra Sánchez, a representative of the National Water Commission (Conagua).The problem at the facilities is largely due the fact that the plant owners failed to test them ahead of time, and because of the high cost of maintenance, Sierra told participants at a workshop earlier this month on Operation, Maintenance and Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants. The workshop was organized by Conagua and the Puebla State government...

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