For a few weeks, Claudia Sheinbaum warned that the water issue is going to be difficult. And some perhaps believed that it was still missing… but none of that: from “now” the problems begin.
At a press conference, the head of the CDMX government, Claudia Sheinbaum, confirmed that it is time to maximize water savings, because, minimum, for the next three months the drought will cause a shortage problem.
You read that right: the next three months. Starting from now. That is to say, between now and May there will be “difficult months,” said Sheinbaum.
According to the information shared by the head of government, while the CDMX received a water flow of 10.5 cubic meters per second in 2019, this year it will only be eight cubic meters per second. That is to say, 24% less water than it received four years ago.
The people of the capital should already be quiet: such a water deficit is much less than the one received last year, said Sheinbaum at the conference offered in conjunction with representatives of the National Water Commission (CONAGUA).
The lack of water is due to the prolonged drought that affects, for the fourth consecutive year, the CDMX… and, in general, to the entire Valley of Mexico. This drought is the one that has the levels of the Cutzamala dam at half its storage capacity.
A few days ago, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) pointed out that, due to the fact that there are water problems in Nuevo León, the new Tesla plant could not be installed. But… well, who knows how the royal situation is, because pineapples are not sold in the capital.
According to the Mexico City Water System (SACMEX), 12 of the 16 CDMX municipalities receive water from the Cutzamala System… but Only a couple of them will receive the harsher blow from the drought: Venustiano Carranza, Iztacalco, Iztapalapa and Tlalpan.
Claudia Sheinbaum said that extraordinary measures will be taken to optimize the water supply. Not only with the population, but with the industrial sector, which is likely to “give up” part of its additional wealth, but in a way that does not compromise its production.