Last updateFri, 07 May 2021 11am

Guadalajara water shortage announced

Without specifying a specific schedule, metro Guadalajara water utility SIAPA announced on Tuesday that the water supply will be shut off periodically to 213 colonias (neighborhoods), mostly in the eastern and northern sectors of the city.

The cuts are necessary to conserve the supply of potable water as the hot season approaches, an agency representative said. Due to a scant rainy season in 2020, the volume of water in the Calderón Dam, a major provider of H2O for the metro area, has fallen to record low levels and is contributing significantly to the water shortage, he said.

Householders who find themselves without water can call for a free tanker (pipa) service to replenish their alijbes (underground tanks) at 333-668-2482.

As the thermometer rises throughout March, April and May, SIAPA is urging citizens to conserve water as much as possible, and avoid waste.

To see the list of colonias affected by the cuts, go to siapa.gob.mx.

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