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Friday, March 22, 2013

State waterworks director for Tijuana, who earlier pooh-poohed the sewage spill that shut down swimming at Imperial Beach, says his agency will replace 4 kilometers of sewerage piping in the Farallón-Playas de Tijuana area

     Hernando Durán Cabrero, the head of the state waterworks agency in Tijuana, said four kilometers of sewerage piping will be replaced in the Playas de Tijuana area in May. After earlier pooh-poohing a sewage spill that close Imperial Beach to swimming this week, Durán announced that 42-year-old concrete piping between Farallón and Playas would be replaced.

     He said there have been three spills involving the piping since he became head of the agency. He said the piping to be replaced has outlived its useful life of 30 to 35 years. He said the agency hoped to get NADBANK funding for the project, whose cost he estimated at 8 million pesos ($650,000).

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