The municipal president of Tlajomulco, Salvador Zamora Zamora, supported the agreement to allow companies in the El Salto-Tlajomulco industrial corridor receive wastewater from the El Ahogado treatment plant. The mayor explained that the municipality is part of the agreement, but will not invest in the works of the sump and the pipes to transport the liquid to the industries, recalling that they have invested in different hydraulic works for the sanitation of the basin.
Zamora stressed that the reuse of water will lower the levels of overexploitation recorded by the Toluquilla aquifer and will allow greater disposal of liquid for human consumption.
“Tlajomulco depends on its aquifers, there are three that are overexploited, the one in Toluquilla, the one in Cajititlán and a part of the one in Santa Cruz de las Flores. Tlajomulco only accesses this type of water and Every day it costs us more to extract it because we go many more meters down and it costs more to make it drinkable due to the minerals that this water has. We are trying to continue updating our infrastructure to access the city’s water that Siapa has, we have an agreement of 500 liters per second of which we only use 135”, he argued.
He added that The treated water reuse scheme is a unique model in the country that replicates successful experiences in Europe. He considered that the availability of water is a key element to attract investment in the municipality.
The Jalisco Congress authorized the extension until 2030 of the contracts signed between the State Water Commission (CEA) and six companies so that the latter receive treated water from the El Ahogado plant. The companies will receive this volume in exchange for investing 122.5 million pesos for the construction of a sump and the network of pipes to reuse the water in industrial processes.