San Antonio treatment plant in Baja California is 37% complete

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Published: 2024-07-04
San Antonio treatment plant in Baja California is 37% complete

BAJA CALIFORNIA – The works being carried out at the San Antonio de los Buenos Wastewater Treatment Plant in the state of Baja California are 37% complete, according to the latest report issued by the Baja California Water Secretariat.

The Secretary of Water in Baja California, Víctor Daniel Amador Barragán, informed that as a follow-up to the meeting held last January between Governor Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda

and the Ambassador of the United States in Mexico, Ken Salazar; the heads of the International Boundary and Water Commission of Mexico, Adriana Reséndez, and of the United States, María Elena Giner, jointly reviewed the progress of the projects that are part of Minute 328, particularly the San Antonio de los Buenos Wastewater Treatment Plant, an emblematic work in charge of SEDENA.

According to the last report issued by Major I.C. Monge Gutiérrez, the works are expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2024.

With the presence of California Congressmen Juan Vargas and Sara Jacobs, Tom Reott, U.S. Consul General in Tijuana, Paloma Aguirre, Mayor of Imperial Beach, California, among other U.S. authorities, the Government of Baja California, shared the completion of two works and a considerable progress in five more of the 16 projects stipulated in the agreement, with an investment in the order of one thousand 280 million pesos, which represents 40% of the investment committed by the Mexican government.

Additional cross-border flows was one of the most important issues at the table, for which an immediate identification of their sources was agreed upon in order to generate a critical route to address and resolve the problem.

The objective of the works is to solve a binational environmental problem that for decades has affected the inhabitants of both Californias.

The meeting was headed by the Secretary General of Government, Alfredo Alvarez and the Secretary of Economy and Innovation, Kurt Honold, in addition to the presence of Arturo Espinoza, Secretary of Infrastructure, Jesus Garcia, Director of CESPT, as well as representatives of CILA, EPA, NADBANK, among other authorities of both governments.