Desalination plant to arrive in Tamaulipas to alleviate drinking water crisis

This plant will be brought from Dubai and could arrive in the region next week to be put into operation as soon as possible

The governor of the state, Américo Villarreal Anaya, guaranteed all the facilities for the installation and start-up of a desalination plant that will be brought from Dubai, which will allow us to overcome the situation that is being experienced in the metropolitan area of ​​Tampico, Madero and Altamira due to the lack of water. It will be a coordinated effort between the federal authorities, the state government and the industrial sector of southern Tamaulipas.

This was done during the meeting held this Thursday in the Independence Hall of the Government Palace, where representatives of various companies in the south of the state presented some proposals and options. In addition, the idea of ​​an emergency plan designed by experts from the University of Tamaulipas was raised.

The state governor also reported that fortunately the pumping at the Laguna de la Puerta and Altavista plants continues to increase to 70 percent of the operating capacity so that water can reach homes in the region.

It will arrive next week

Likewise, the director of Chemours, Mario Hernández Velázquez, reported that a few weeks ago the company managed to lease three portable desalination plants, the first from Dubai that will arrive next week, for which he requested the support of Governor Américo Villarreal to manage with the federal authorities the necessary emergency permits so that it can start operating as soon as possible and contribute to supporting the community.

In his response, Villarreal Anaya announced that he has spoken with the Secretary of the Interior, Luisa María Alcalde, who guaranteed all the support of the federal Government to help alleviate the emergency situation that is being suffered in Tampico, Madero and Altamira, granting all the facilities and speeding up procedures in a situation like the one that is being experienced, so that the installation of desalination plants does not have any obstacles and is as expeditious and prompt as possible to provide a solution.

“I am sure that with the measures that the Secretary of the Interior told us about today and the availability of the federal government to give us all the facilities for the solutions that we consider implementing,

from the accompaniment with inspectors, from the accompaniment of increasing pumping, now with federal accompaniment, with the friends of the Pujal Coy District of the Tampaón River to alleviate the conditions that the metropolitan area is experiencing,” he said.

“We will have to respond and analyze the minimum requirements indispensable to be able to start it up and the facilities that will be required, but with the will to do it now, so that when it arrives it will be operational,” he added.

“We are going to work well and we are going to get out of this problem”

The governor of Tamaulipas, Américo Villarreal Anaya reported that there is all the willingness and will to support the projects that allow progress to respond to the demand of those who suffer from the lack of the vital liquid.

“We are going to work well and we are going to get out of this problem with extraordinary solutions to be able to solve this moment and with planning so that it does not happen to us again and that this is a competitive advantage for our region again,” he said.

The state government was represented at this meeting by the Secretary of Hydraulic Resources for Social Development, Raúl Quiroga Álvarez; the Secretary of Economy, Ninfa Cantú Deándar; the head of the Governor’s Office, Ricardo Guerrero; in addition to the mayor of Altamira, Armando Martínez Manríquez; the general director of the North Gulf Basin Agency of Conagua, Jaime Gudiño Zárate; the rector of the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, Dámaso Anaya Alvarado and the head of the Semarnat delegation, Horacio del Ángel Castillo, among others.

It is important to remember that according to the report of the governor of Tamaulipas, the desalination plant would be arriving next week to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the southern area of ​​the state.

Source: elsoldetampico