Streambed turned garbage dump. Streambed turned garbage dump.

Trash in watercourses a recurring issue

Garbage must be cleared in preparation for the rainy season

No sooner have authorities in León, Guanajuato, cleaned up the trash in watercourses and the municipality’s drainage network than residents come along and replace it with more.

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As the rainy season approaches workers are removing waste to allow the water to flow freely and prevent flooding.

But once an area is cleared it becomes littered again in a matter of days.

By March the local water department had cleaned 20.6 kilometers of watercourses, removing 11.2 tonnes of trash including mud and vegetation.

From storm drains, workers removed 295 tonnes of trash, while just over 1,000 tonnes of mud was dredged from the sewer system.

The water department’s plan is to clear an additional 60 kilometers of dry streambeds that crisscross the municipality before the rains come. But that won’t be an easy task because many people have established dwellings near and even in them.

“We’ve notified a large number of them who are located in high-risk zones; we’ve warned them that they cannot be there and that the federal right-of-way and the natural course of the streams must be respected,” said Civil Protection director Salomón Ocampo Mendoza.

The León water department continues to advise residents to dispose of trash properly in order to allow the natural hydrological system and the municipality’s hydraulic infrastructure to function as intended and avoid situations that could put their safety at risk.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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  • Stylez

    Start catching these people and make them do 1000hrs of clean up. or turn them into trash.

    • miabeach

      I agree!

  • miabeach

    That’s exactly what the coyote trails through the Arizona deserts looks like. When you see all the garbage the illegal immigrant invaders leave on the ground as they sneak into the USA you would think they are trying to clean up Mexico at americas expense. In Texas people deal with 5 different recycle bins, glass, plastic, paper, leaves and garbage then a million Mexicans run through dumping their garbage all over the lone star state. What a shame, Democrats leave this kind of mess too after a protest.

    • Hailey Mannering

      It looks good on USA, after all the damage they cause while they´re losing a war once again.

      • miabeach

        A wall like a wall around a zoo will help. If we have to build a zoo like wall to keep illegal immigrants from littering our country so be it. Like the man above says, we need to catch them and make them clean up their mess before we deport them back to Mexico. 1,000 hours of labor before deportation or 500 hours if they help build the new beautiful wall.

        • Yasmin Rubia

          This site is about Mexico. The article has nothing to do with illegals ! The land you refer to was stolen from Mexico. You´re just a former condo peddler without any seeming interest in Mexico. Why not please restrict your posts to the appropriate sites ?

          • miabeach

            Please, the Indians were there and living nice happy life until Spain sent the conquerors who brutally murdered every Indian they met. Spain acted much worse than ISIS back then. The violent prone Mexicans carry that murderous streak in their DNA, they act like natural born killers today. The Indians survived because the United States saved them from the savage Spanish invasion. Today the great Indians tribes flourish with gambling casinos and tobacco sales. Soon every Indian tribe will be growing and selling legal weed every where. I understand when you say that this site is for Mexicans and when you see our new beautiful wall you will finally understand the United States is for Americans, not Mexicans.

          • Dave

            Almost all Mexicans – especially the “illegals” are Indians ! There is no violent DNA only the US lead “War on Drugs”. You don´t know Mexico.

        • Hailey Mannering

          I hope posts by trolls such miabeach are eliminated, or in the end the comments section here will be destroyed. The article is not about USA, nor “the wall”. It is insulting to compare Mexicans to zoo animals. When Texas was part of Mexico, immigrants from US were welcomed to settle there. Now we get pointless insults from Trump´s haters and the DEA supporting violent drug cartels in Mexico.

          • miabeach

            Everything I know about Mexicans I learned from America with Jorge Ramos Facebook page. Go there and see what that Mexican coward says about the United States. I go everyday and learn more and more abou racist hate filled xenophobic Mexicans every time. As they say, when in Rome do what the Mexicans do.

          • Paul Beith

            What one person has to say does not represent Mexico. Since you admittedly don´t know Mexico, it is only fair that you stop trolling the comments section. In my years in Mexico, I almost never hear rude insults such as you toss about. Since you don´t know the difference between USA and America, perhaps you should be trying to learn, not insulting people who live in Mexico.

          • miabeach

            It sounds like the nice Mexicans stay in mexico. You lucky dog.

        • Paul Wilkins

          Mexicans were in Texas, Arizona, ec. before US even existed. Why do you continue to post hate messages in this group about Mexico? The article is about Mexico, but your post is about USA. Since you behave as an “Ugly American”, I hope you´ll be prevented from further posting.

          • miabeach

            So you don’t think much about the first amendment? I have no right to voice my concerns? Talk about walls.

          • Paul Beith

            The first amendment has nothing to do with Mexico. There are laws against hate speech.

          • miabeach

            Do you see hate speech? I don’t feel offended by what anyone said.

          • Paul Beith

            You talk of putting Mexicans in cages as in a zoo. You also monopolize threads by irrelevant discussion of “illegals”.

  • miabeach

    After picking up all this solid waste Mexico should consider building sewage treatment plants and stop flushing raw sewage into waterways people need to live with. Clean it up Mexico, please try to be like Canada or burmuda. Respect your people and their land. Make your country good so millions of Mexican don’t have to flee and beg for mercy from the gringos. Viva Mexico – someday. Maybe.

  • Dave

    It is a shame this board has become almost useless since it´s been over run by Mexico haters from US, who spout incorrect things about Mexico. Miabeach, most Mexicans are Indians ! They don´t have violent DNA. Mexico was peaceful just 10 years ago. The war on drugs – lead by USA and the Merida Initiative – are the cause for most of the current violence.

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