"El Estero de SAN PANCHO esta vivo. Es patrimonio nacional.
Lo defienden sus habitantes, porque NO es negociable"
En Periódico Realidades by Victor Trejo Olmos
Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit (Translation thanks to Douglas Snyder)
Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit (Translation thanks to Douglas Snyder)
Construction of the levee in San Pancho would prevent pollution in Izotes River
The Operator Agency Of Water and Sewage (OROMAPAS) confirms that the levee at the rivers edge of the Izotes River in San Pancho will prevent raw sewage from spilling into it, as has been happening since the capacity of the plant treatment was exceeded.
According to the records of the work of that board cited a year ago, January 2013, when OROMAPAS and the State Water Commission (CEA) asked Inmobiliaria San Pancho (John Hardesty), to place an impulsive sewage line bound for the new treatment plant with the intent to cease disposing excess wastewater from the general population to the lagoon. The existing old plant which can only give comprehensive treatment to 5 liters per second and because this treated water is used for irrigation it may not meet the standard 003-SEMARNAT-97. While the rest of the partially treated waters are being sent to the lagoon, however once the impulsive line or piping are installed to the new treatment plant which has the capacity to serve 12 liters per second, the pollution to the lagoon which has been occurring for 15 years uninterrupted would be concluded.
The official file generated by the Directorate of Civil Protection Municipal which enjoins with OROMAPAS asks to close the piping immediately that is pouring sewage directly to the lagoon. The background studies dating from 2002 support that the pollution to the lagoon was constant and there has not been any environmental groups who have made mention of this ecocide registered in several water sources in the same village. Dead fish and dead birds were seen and photographed along the edge of the river Izotes San Pancho.
As a constant source of pollution this same report warns of increased dengue mosquitoes transmitters caused by the concentration of these waters favorable for reproduction. Although no official figures on an increase in cases of dengue type, San Pancho was always one of the communities where people regularly reported cases. In those grievances to public health and the ecological environment and the company Inmobiliaria San Pancho (John Hardesty) finally signed a contract with the municipality where it is established that the levee would be constructed within 10 meters from the federal zone along the lagoon and stream and thus install the impulsion line within the same achieving the connection between the two sanitation plants; with the piping installed underneath the levee it would become a boardwalk for public use on federal property.
Another example of false news mysteriously appearing contrary to the facts and reality of the situation. In an effort to keep the English only community appraised please find the following:
This again originating from the pseudo news group Bahía Televisión’s Facebook page, reporter Víctor Trejo Olmos.
Also interesting is that this pseudo news group expresses interest in the communities opinions on the matter, then systematically erases each and every comment contrary to their position and then blocks the users from making any future comments on their page.
The truth of the matter is that the return lines referred to in this report above were installed at the time of the construction of the new plant approximately 3 years ago but they were never made active. In fact the return lines that were installed in the original levee at it’s historic border were interrupted by the developer involved while claiming the lines were on his private property and at the same time presenting legal obstacles that are still unresolved which has delayed the necessary connections. Meanwhile the contamination of the lagoon has continued with the full knowledge and complicity of the developer. Now incredibly it is being reported that the new levee needs to be completed immediately to prevent further contamination. Even though the new levee exceeds the limits of the historic levee, infringes on the federal zone and adds considerably to the land of the developer involved. Additionally there are the rather obvious impacts that this project would have on the environment, the community, potential flooding and the wildlife that frequent this area.
Now coincidentally there are reports that the original treatment plant has mysteriously stopped functioning and has zero treatment capacity, and that it is emitting 100% pure raw sewage into the lagoon and ocean adding to the urgency for this project to proceed to resolve this eco-disaster. The new plant could have been and should have been functional at the time of its’ completion but apparently there were other interests at work and they weren’t the interests of the community and the environment.
ESTADO ACTUAL del CONFLICTO /SOLICITUDES:
(INFO gracias a Erik E Saracho, San Pancho Comunidad Participativa)_____________________________
ECOLOGÍA y DESARROLLO URBANO Municipal:
SUSPENDIÓ LA OBRA de construcción del bordo (probablemente de forma temporal, no se puede defender lo indefendible, dijeron).
PROFEPA: Clausuró de forma parcial y temporal la obra. Inspeccionado incurrió en irregularidades como el relleno del cuerpo de agua con piedra y arena, dañó a vegetación, así como desplante de 136 m2. Con todas estas acciones se obstruyó el flujo hidrológico de un brazo del estero.
INMOBILIARIA SAN PANCHO S de RL de CV de John Hardesty destruye el estero en San Pancho, Bahía de Banderas, RIVIERA
Hoy, el 03 de enero 2015, el ayuntamiento de Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, determinó suspender los trabajos de construcción.
El ayuntamiento de Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, determinó suspender los trabajos de construcción de bordo que realiza Inmobiliaria San Pancho S de RL de CV de John Hardesty en el arroyo El Izote y la laguna de San Francisco ante la fuerte presión realizada por la comunidad del mismo nombre, enclavada frente al océano Pacífico (1).
Luego de que los vecinos decidieron bloquear los accesos hacia la zona de obras hoy a las 7:30 de la mañana (2), el Director de Desarrollo Urbano, Ecología y Desarrollo Territorial del municipio, Joao Zayas, acudió al lugar y dialogó con los vecinos molestos por el avance de los trabajos pese a las denuncias interpuestas ante la PROFEPA (3).
(3) INMOBILIARIA SAN PANCHO S de RL de CV de John Hardesty destruye el estero en San Pancho, Bahía de Banderas, RIVIERA NAYARIT: http://rivieranayaritone.blogspot.mx/2014/12/inmobiliaria-san-pancho-sa-de-cv-de.html