The mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Dávalos Peña, ordered the closure of beaches to the public in the northern zone. Due to a sewage pipeline break. This was determined to avoid possible risks to the health of people, based on the recommendations issued by the Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks of the State.
The red flag still remains on some of the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, in the area of Marina Vallarta up to the Pitillal river, after sewage reached the El Salado stream and the sea. Due to the collapse of the North-Central collector on Mexico Avenue.
Based on the reports of the Health Department, Arturo Dávalos Peña decided to close provisionally the beaches of the northern area of the city. Dávalos Peña gave instructions to the Civil Protection and Fire Department, whose staff went to these places to place the red flags and block access to beaches to all public in the beach area from the mouth of the Pitillal river to the hole 18 in Marina.
Meanwhile, personnel of the Drinking Water, Drainage and Sewerage System (Seapal) deployed immediate and emerging actions to remove “wastewater runoff in streets and neighborhoods near the area where the collector broke,” on Mexico Avenue in Puerto Vallarta
Since Tuesday work tables have been installed, where different agencies and experts participate, because “people´s health is above all things and activities”,
The beaches may remain close for one or two days or more, according to authorities.