Work on sewer and water lines closes part of Cuesta de San José
By Jade Arroyo
On Monday, January 27, work began on sewer and water lines on calle Cuesta de San José from Callejón Sierra Gorda to Tanque Balcones. The work is planned to be finished in no more than 90 days, around the end of April. During this period, this section of Cuesta de San José will be closed. For this reason, drivers will have to find an alternative route. The most suitable alternative is taking the nearby streets of Montitlan and Revueltas to Cuesta de San Jose.
This work consists of installing 280 meters (360 yards) of new pipes for potable water and 320 meters (350 yards) of drainage pipes, 6 valve boxes, 15 faucets, 9 wells and 30 sewer lines. The whole project will cost approximately 2,205,714 pesos and will benefit over 60,000 inhabitants of San Miguel.
According to official information, the work is being done in stages, in sections of 50 meters (about 54 yards), to be more functional. The work is an integral part of SAPASMA’s plan of work for this year and according to experts is a difficult undertaking because of the pronounced slope of calle Cuesta de San Jose.