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Old 11-15-2012   #16 (permalink)
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True. The "city fathers" don't care about raw sewage in a town that relies on a beach that is the number one draw to this area.
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The Nile isn't just a river of sewage.
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If Victoria in Canada still dumps raw untreated sewage into their oceans, I would not be too surprised that they do it in many places in Mexico as well.

I know they do it in many cities on the Pacific coast....fecal coliform counts are often high at some beaches in Zihua bay. Because it is a small bay and the water does not get refreshed as often as open-ocean beaches, it builds up to the point where it is a problem.
And there are frequent reports of people getting sick from swimming at Playa Mismaloya, just south of Puerto Vallarta.

There is a website that posts the count numbers of resort area beaches, I saw it posted somewhere once.
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True. The "city fathers" don't care about raw sewage in a town that relies on a beach that is the number one draw to this area.

Existe contaminación en El Recodo

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A study by Laclicsa Laboratories revealed that there is minimal pollution in the waters located in El Recodo, which has been itching, rashes and spots on the skin of some swimmers: the new analysis counteracts official conclusions of the municipal government, presented the Monday by Environment.

Arcos Idelfonso Magaña, president of the Tourism Co "Playa del Carmen", said the new diagnosis does "suspect the existence of an underground drain" that empties into the sea and a clear contamination nearby cenotes, as were rest Soap and feces-even below the level allowed by Mexican standards.

He said water service providers, as employers in the area, come to the end to find out what really happens in the water of El Recodo. Also, Arcos said wait for the results of an analysis by the Navy.

"There feces, allowed in the limit, but there, as when it rains too much and overflows a strainer, into the water," he said:
"These waters are infectious and they are polluting the beach. They take small bumps, skin blemishes, not everyone is tough and it produces. These waters are contaminants and want to continue with these studies, the struggle to find out why water runoff. "

He noted that managers Laclisa Laboratories, reported that the water "could cause an infection": "There are colleagues with hives, irritation. What causes the water, and it's unhealthy "and stated:

"We will make further study of this same, more specific. You really know what is happening in the area. We must make deeper studies to see what happens in these waters and with what water we are facing. "

Arcos Magaña said that the situation "continues to be worrisome," and continue, there will be a next season because pollution will worsen.
"It is worrying water shedding, which have been polluting too. Everything builds up and poured on the beaches "and explained:
"Perhaps there is a drain, but no one has identified, others will be part of further study. There is a suspected leak, so the minimum allowed out stool. "

Idelfonso Arcos said that Farfan will meet Alberto Bravo, head of Urban and Environmental Planning to install a desk and "get to the end."

"We will get to the very end, we will continue this fight because it affects us greatly. The season comes and these waters people will ask us. There will be another Christmas, we will be affected providers, hoteliers, "he said.
Last Monday, pollution rule municipal government in El Recodo. Their conclusions were based on a diagnosis made ​​by "Clean Water Quintana Roo SA de CV" and applied to four points and three sand in the sea in the area known as El Recodo.
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If Victoria in Canada still dumps raw untreated sewage into their oceans, I would not be too surprised that they do it in many places in Mexico as well.

I know they do it in many cities on the Pacific coast....fecal coliform counts are often high at some beaches in Zihua bay. Because it is a small bay and the water does not get refreshed as often as open-ocean beaches, it builds up to the point where it is a problem.
And there are frequent reports of people getting sick from swimming at Playa Mismaloya, just south of Puerto Vallarta.

There is a website that posts the count numbers of resort area beaches, I saw it posted somewhere once.
It's common to dump sewage far enough from the beach. Nobody smells it, the mackerel are happy, everything is good

In Playa the situation is more that sewage flows freely through multiple corroded pipes and sometimes just freely through the underground river system.
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COFEPRIS also measured high level of fecal coli bacteria off the beach. The city said they're trying to determine if it's from a local source of if it came with a current (). I'm waiting anxiously for their educated conclusions.
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Very important topic that is getting some real attention (& one would hope some financing to fix it), this documentary comes out next month (scheduled). Yes a world wide problem, this one looks to focus on Tulum.
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how about cruise ships dumping out by Cozumel ?
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This has nothing to do with the beach smells. if you have smells inside .We stayed in a new condo (Mamita's village) a couple of years ago, and the bathrooms had floor drains, it seemed if the water dried out in the goosneck in the drain or if it was uncovered by a big round rubber plug horrible sewer smells came into the room, this was resolved by daily filling the drains and keeping the plugs over. Hope this helps someone.

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My personal experience is that the sewage is noticeable on the beach near the Reef Hotel. The smell is unmistakably the same as the one around the sewage farm past Pakal on Paseo Xaman Ha in Fase 2.

I suspected that overflow or corroded pipes dump sewage into ground water and that finds it's way into the ocean. I also noticed that it's noticeable in zones and in certain wind conditions (no surprise).

I was snorkeling one day off the Fase 1 public beach and found a "well" of fresh water with sewage mixed in.

Having said all this - I personally don't really care since the 1,000 other fantastic aspects of living here totally cancel out the niggling little inconvenience.

I could also carry on ranting and raving about the now scientifically proven fact that the overly "hygienic" customs of the western society contribute to the malfunctioning immune system in an ever growing segment of the population (if you don't use it, you lose it), so what if we get a little "exercise" for our immune systems while swimming???
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