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Severe Drought in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Given that the National Water Commission has declared severe drought conditions in Puerto Vallarta, SEAPAL, the operator of the city’s water system, reinforces their exhortation to conserve water by making rational and responsible use of the vital liquid, as well to make sure that your storage system is working properly to avoid shortages during this period.

According to the National Water Commission’s drought monitor, the drought is currently impacting the country, and Jalisco is one of 14 entities in which all of its municipalities have some degree of this phenomenon that occurs when precipitation is below average for months or years.

In the case of Puerto Vallarta, together with the dry season, the drought has caused a sudden drop in groundwater levels and limited water availability. This, in turn, causes a drop in the production capacity of the supply sources, including the radial well that supplies 30% of the population. In addition to other factors, such as the indiscriminate extraction of stone materials at its confluence, this causes a considerable decrease in the radial well’s capacity.

For these reasons, some colonias in the northern part of the city could experience low pressure episodes until the rainy season recharges the water tables.

SEAPAL encourages everyone to identify and eliminate non-priority water use in the home, to reduce consumption, and to improve efficiency in the use of this life sustaining resource.

Actions that help conserve water include avoiding the washing of your car, only watering plants at night, washing clothes only when you have a full load of laundry, turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, shortening shower times, and checking faucets and plumbing for leaks, especially in the bathroom where between 60 and 70% of the water in the home is used.

Source: Urrutia Comunica

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