Currently, the country is in a critical situation and is experiencing negative effects in terms of the use of its water resources due to overexploitation, contamination, and misuse of water sources, as well as poor distribution.
According to data from the World Bank, in Mexico, the average annual availability per capita went from 10,000 cubic meters (m3) in 1960 to 4,000 in 2012. It is estimated that by 2030, this availability in Mexico will drop below 3,000 m3 per inhabitant per year.
Based on official figures from INEGI, according to the latest National Household Survey (ENH), the national average for drinking water coverage is 73% of homes with drinking water pipes. However, Aguascalientes stands out as it is ranked number one nationwide with the highest drinking water coverage with 99.1% and 93.7% with a daily water supply.
In addition, it is noteworthy that Aguascalientes left the No. 4 position at the national level with the highest water stress and is now in 8th place, due to the efforts made to efficiently operate the service, despite water sustainability challenges such as a semi-desert entity.
For this reason, different civil organizations are concerned that after 3 decades that successful results have been achieved in the matter, they seek to change the way water is distributed in the city, which can cause the population to begin to suffer shortages.
The organizations that asked not to be cited state: “if Aguascalientes is a benchmark in efficient water service management and citizens are satisfied with the service, then why do they want to change the way things are done? For this reason, we call on María Teresa Jiménez Esquivel, Governor of the State of Aguascalientes, and Leonardo Montañez Castro, Municipal President of Aguascalientes, to review the issue of water in the city once again.”
This is happening just a few months after the end of the concession title of the international company that provides the service to the municipality of Aguascalientes on the vital liquid. And it is that today in the city there is more efficient management in the extraction of water, which helps to guarantee the water sustainability of the region at the same time that more water also reaches the population, which results in well-being for the community.