The director of the National Water Commission (Conagua), Roberto Ramírez de la Parra, announced that in 10 more days the works for the cleanup of the Tijuana River, in Baja California, will begin, in order to solve the health problem in this municipality.
The official revealed that this year more than 80 million pesos will be allocated to the sanitation of the aforementioned river, funds that will be used mainly to rehabilitate the west collector and improve the operation of the pumping plants.
As part of these actions, more than five kilometers of the main collector will be rehabilitated and the pumping plants, as well as the electric substation and the engine control system will be improved.
In addition, work will be carried out in the power generating emergency plants, to increase the pumping capacity for a better control of the treatment plant.
The Tijuana River flows between Mexico and the United States with a length of 195 kilometers (120 miles) on the Pacific coast of Baja California and southern California.