MÉRIDA, MX.- After concluding the sanitation of 24 cenotes in Yucatán, Sayda Melina Rodríguez Gómez, Secretary of Sustainable Development (SDS), said that the results of the water quality studies that have been done must be presented during the first two-month period of 2022.
The state official recalled that just during 2021, work was done in conducting studies to know what the conditions of these important bodies of water in the state are, so now it is already possible to provide a more accurate diagnosis.
” We can now make a cut and we can share with certainty what the conditions are. We will share the results between January and February next year,” she said.
He explained that before it was not possible because for every cenote at least four water samples had to be taken during a whole year in order to know which are the variations in the composition in a natural way and others due to the effects of human activities.
Throughout three years, a total of 59 cenotes have been cleaned up, and only during 2021, over five tons of solid waste were extracted.
For the people who have participated in the cleanup days, they warn that the dream would be to not have to resort to the sanitation of cenotes, but rather for people to be aware of the importance of these caverns.
So far, the estimates that have been made detail that to clean a single cenote requires a cost of approximately 80 thousand pesos, according to specialists who have been dedicated to the cleaning of these bodies of water in Yucatan.
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