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Environmental group continues to wait for reply to concerns over water, sewage treatment

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Environmental group continues to wait for reply to concerns over water, sewage treatment
Construction continues on the new highway.

Over a week after taking to the streets of Puerto Escondido and presenting their demands to the state government, the environmentalist group Costa Unida is still waiting for an official response. 

The NGO delivered a petition demanding immediate attention to issues affecting Puerto Escondido during a public meeting held by Governor Salomón Jara in San Pedro Mixtepec on Feb. 11.

Chief among their concerns were the availability of drinking water and the problem of wastewater management due to inoperative and insufficient treatment plants.

The group’s spokeswoman asked that representatives from the three levels of government help Puerto Escondido with the two problems, which can only worsen with the conclusion of the Puerto-Oaxaca highway and the expansion of the airport.

The organization acknowledged that public works projects of the scope of those the federal and state governments intend to conclude soon will further project Puerto as a tourist destination, but basic needs and issues must be solved first. 

The environmentalist group proposed a working group that would include the three levels of government and a citizens’ council.

With reports by Estado Actual

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