They will receive clean water in two more weeks – El Sol de México

“The Alfonso XIII well, where it came from the bad-smelling water that affected six neighborhoods in the Benito Juárez mayor’s office, was closed by the Government of Mexico City. The head of Government, Martí Batres, estimates that the remains of the substance will be drained in two weeks.

The National Guard, the Army, Petróleos Mexicanos, the capital police and personnel from the Mexico City Water System have been guarding since yesterday the well located in a park in the Álvaro Obregón neighborhood, 10 minutes from the Mixcoac Metro.

“We come to this park to run, to shop, to drink coffee and some neighbors, as a result of what happened, comment that they smelled some smell, but they are very rare, we believe it was a psychosis,” said one of the residents of this neighborhood. .

Batres Guadarrama commented that the investigation into the contaminated water required the analysis of several sources, the first was from Cutzamala System, on the branch of the Santa Lucía tank that supplies the Benito Juárez mayor’s office. There they did not find any abnormal element.

Having ruled out that source, the authorities checked three wells to the northwest of the mayor’s office. They were also ruled out as the source of the bad smell. They then checked the valve boxes without detecting any tampering.

Finding nothing, they proceeded to check gas stations, buildings, establishments, block by block, in a total of 78 places, and obtained the same result. It was in the well Alfonso XIII, located in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s officewhere they found industries that handle chemicals.

One of them is the Labrador Group company, located four blocks from the park. The property of the company dedicated to the sale of additives and pigments now has suspension of activities seals.

The Secretary of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection, Myriam Urzúa, assured that the contaminating substance in the well Alfonso XIII is not about gasoline; However, they are waiting for the results from the Pemex laboratories, the Mexican Petroleum Institute, the Water Commission and the UNAM.

In addition, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will carry out a second pressure test today to rule out cracks in a pipeline located 500 meters from the well.


Until the closing of this edition, the residents of at least eight neighborhoods of the Benito Juárez mayor’s office maintained the blockade in Insurgentes Sur and Xola. They argued that the Water System still has not explained to them where it came from and what substance has been contaminating the drinking water for at least two weeks.

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The government’s announcement occurs 10 days after the first report that warned of the bad smell of the water. The discontent caused those affected to close avenues on April 6, 9 and 10 so that the authorities could respond to them about the risk involved in the use of water.

“We want them to come here and show their face to us. Tell us what it is, we already wash our cisterns, we are already buying bottled water, today the water with the smell of fuel continues to arrive,” said Eduardo from the Nápoles neighborhood.

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