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Three weeks later, 70 percent of waterlines repaired

Mexico City, Mexico — Nearly three weeks after the devastating earthquakes that shook Mexico City, 70 percent of broken water lines have already been repaired.

Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, Head of Government of Mexico City, oversaw leak repair work on the Tláhuac-Nezahualcóyotl and Míquic-Santa Catarina branches, whose aqueducts were affected by the earthquakes of 7 and 19 September.

Accompanied by the directors of the CDMX Water System (Sacmex), Ramón Aguirre Díaz, and the National Water Commission (Conagua), Roberto Ramirez de la Parra, the capital’s president, supervised the repair of two leaks in the Aqueduct Chalco-Xochimilco, located in Avenida San Rafael Atlixco, in the colony Santa Cecilia Tláhuac, which carry an advancement of 70 percent.

As a result of the seismological events, there were 29 leaks in the Tláhuac-Nezahualcóyotl and Míquic-Santa Catarina branches, of which Sacmex and Conagua served 25. The local official said that in the case of the Tláhuac delegation there is already a supply of drinking water of 70 percent.

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