CONAGUA convenes the LXXXIII Ordinary Session of the Interstate Clean Beaches committee

Clean beaches in Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas, received certification

Last July 13th the LXXXIII Ordinary Session of Clean Beaches took place in Puerto Vallarta. It is important to remember that it is the sole Committee in Mexico that develops as an interstate manner since they participate jointly with the destination of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit. Its main objective is to follow up to the quality of the water which guarantees the sustainability of these coasts of the Pacific.

Water sanitation activities were announced during the first semester of the year. In Puerto Vallarta there are 10 beaches certified with BLUE FLAG, 188 samples were taken from the sea and showed indicators below the sanitary norm. In addition, several actions are taken to include society in the caring of water quality such as dissemination and environmental education in schools. SEAPAL is providing waste management courses, recycling workshops, and sea turtle conservation programs are also taught, aside of wildlife protection programs and daily and monthly beach cleaning operations.

Playas certificadas con BLUE FLAG Mexico

Clean beaches in Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas. The Clean Beaches Committee Its main objective is to follow up to the quality of the water which guarantees the sustainability of these coasts of the Pacific.

On the other hand in Bahía de Banderas there are also 10 certified beaches, which are subjected to water sampling 6 times a month. The beaches that have this certification are: Nuevo Vallarta Sur, Nuevo Vallarta Norte, Nuevo Vallarta Norte II, Bucerias, Hotel Palladium and Los Muertos, in addition to 4 more in Compostela.

The Sayulita Water Treatment Plant was also discussed and photographs were presented showing the current situation and the executive project that is being worked on in this plant, which includes the reconstruction of the same, the construction of a pumping station of wastewater, the reconstruction of water collectors and fords that will have a total cost calculated for over $ 15 million pesos.

It was also commented that the Mega Water Treatment Plant of Banderas currently offers only 87% coverage to the municipality. The Los Picos plant in Bucerias was rehabilitated with a cost of 2 million pesos due to the population growth,

In Puerto Vallarta the situation is different, since the water plant is old and 75% of it needs to be rehabilitated, besides being necessary to rescue 9.5 kilometers of connector which represents a total investment of $ 620 million pesos.

Both state participations agreed that they face the same contamination problem: “fats” that are calculated in a waste of 24 grams per inhabitant. In addition to that there are no traps for such deposits, causing the contamination of this resource that is vital for life and causing channels and outlets of water to be clogged causing flooding.

SEAPAL currently has a project to reuse biogas, since it is intended to use a generator and produce electricity which is estimated to contribute 40% of the energy needed by the plant. Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas are dedicated to maintaining and caring for the quality of life of its inhabitants and tourists by carrying out sustainable and environmentally friendly actions.

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