SIMAPA new water well project moving ahead in West Ajijic
The work will take at least three to four months to complete; cost is still unknown
The new well is located in the zone known as «La Mojonera».
Sofía Medeles (Ajijic, Jal.) – SIMAPA stepped up it’s drilling for the new water well the agency started on November 10 to supply west Ajijic to end the years-long water cutbacks in the La Mojonera neighborhood of the Rancho del Oro subdivision.
Municipal president Moisés Anaya Aguilar and officials from Ajijic and SIMAPA were on hand to launch the project last week. Juan José Vázquez, head of operations for SIMAPA Chapala, said that it will take three to four months or a little longer to deliver the water, depending on the type of soil and the time needed to install the necessary equipment. The well is moving a ahead in La Mojonera neighborhood
Complete costs for the well and associated facilities were not available at press time since at this stage it is difficult to determine cost, capacity and duration of the project, Juan José Vázquez told the press last week, and more precise information has not yet been made available. He told the press last week that the capacity of Ajijic’s water supply system is concerning because only two of Ajijic’s six wells supply most of the demand in Ajijic. The new well will help relieve the demand.
Municipal president Anaya Aguilar thanked Jorge Gastón González Alcérreca, the engineer who heads the Secretariat of Integral Water Management (SEGIA) for working with the State Water Commission (CEA) to get the drilling project underway and moving ahead.
Anaya Aguilar said he was pleased with yet another achievement of his administration. «We are happy that this vitally important commitment was fulfilled, since the lack of water was one of the problems that most afflicted the people on this side of town. Let’s hope that the process goes smoothly and that the well will soon start working,» said the mayor in his speech at the well’s kick-off.
Ajijic delegate Juan Ramón Flores, said that he hopes that the process of drilling and equipping the well will move as quickly as possible. Also present for last week’s project launch were Councilwoman Cristina Gómez Padilla; the head of COMUDE, Celso Ramón Hernández Díaz; Secretary Ricardo Martínez; and Ramón Ramírez, head of SIMAPA Ajijic.
Translated by Patrick O’Heffernan