MEXICALI, BC – The Secretary for Water Management, Sanitation and Protection (SEPROA), Armando Samaniego, announced that the government of Baja California will give its full support to the project for the recovery of the North Collector Drain, to be carried out by the Sonoran Institute and the California Water Boards.
The project, called “Mexicali Fluye”, aims to improve the quality of the water found in the drains that flow into lagoons in the area, and then into the New River.
“This project is an opportunity to work together with our neighbors in the United States and with civil organizations, to improve water quality and the health of our environment,” said Samaniego.
The first stage of the project will consist of cleaning 4.5 kilometers of the canals, while the second stage is estimated to reach 60 kilometers.
The “Mexicali Fluye” project is an example of bi-national and multi-level collaboration, as it involves the municipal, state and federal governments, as well as civil organizations.