Aguakan is protected; assures that it will continue to provide service in Quintana Roo

In a statement, the company reported that the decision of the State Congress is suspended.

The company Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún (Aguakan) reported this Friday that a lawsuit for protection was accepted in the Federal Judicial Power, in Quintana Roo, which temporarily suspends the elimination of its concession, as approved by the State Congress on December 22.

In a statement, dated December 29, Aguakan indicated that this protection guarantees it to continue offering the public services of drinking water and sewerage in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Solidaridad.

“After the corresponding procedural terms have elapsed on the date of this notice, the Amparo Demand presented was admitted, thus granting the provisional suspension in favor of Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún, which confirms the right that assists the company in providing the public services of drinking water, sewerage and sanitation in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Solidaridad, in the state of Quintana Roo, under the territorial extension and term included in decree 250 dated December 15, 2015”, he communicated.

Decree 250 allows it to extend its concession until 2053 and it was precisely this document that was annulled by the State Congress in its extraordinary session on Friday, December 22.

“Desarrollos Hidráulicos de Cancún will continue to provide the public water services granted in its favor in the aforementioned municipalities, in accordance with the provisions of the concession title and in compliance with firm and legal judicial resolutions”, the company pointed out.

The government of Mara Lezama and the State Congress are awaiting notification of this judicial determination to advance with the corresponding legal process. The joint intention is that Aguakan stop providing the service in the four municipalities and that this responsibility passes to the hands of the state agency Comisión de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (CAPA).

In June 2022, at the same time that elections were held in Quintana Roo, the permanence of Aguakan as a provider of water and sewerage service was submitted to a popular consultation, but a large majority of citizens opined that they should withdraw the concession, alleging a terrible service, plagued by failures and excessive charges.

Source: La Verdad Noticias