***The same 10,000 people spent Christmas without water and continued eight days later without, apparently, an immediate solution.
Piedecuesta experienced several days of drought due to the harsh winter, which led to the decline of the plant’s supply of vital liquid.
The crisis was resolved after weeks of chaos, but since last December 22, about 2,000 families in the rural area of Garrotero municipality have suffered a severe drought, leaving 10,000 people in Pedecaustenos without water.
Again many foothills without water. reference photo
“We are more than two thousand families and we have many children and elders… right now with the issue of Covid, which It’s reactivated and that’s it, and there’s nobody who has water, not even to wash their hands”, Hernando, one of the affected residents, told Blue Radio.
What does Aqualia, the company in charge of water supply, say?
The company said in a statement that “Due to high consumption due to heat wave, water shortage continues for provisioning areas of System 1 of Mesa de Ruitoqueaccordingly Ruitoque Condominium, Mesa de Ruitoque, Acapulco why Pedequestana”,
In the statement, The company requests the community’s support “with the saving and efficient use of water this season”. However, the statement infuriated those people even more: how can we save if we don’t have water or even for basic needs?, he replied.
Affected and angry residents hope that, if they cannot count on water at Christmas, at least they can resolve this difficult situation in the new year.