The truth behind the alleged increase in water charges in CDMX

The Head of Government of CDMX and the Secretary of Government, Martí Batres Guadarrama, clarified that there has been no increase in water rates (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

RecentlyClaudia Sheinbaum Pardo reiterated that the rates for water consumption have not increased in the capital and which remain the same in real terms as in 2020. So did the government secretary Marti Batres Guadarrama, who expressed the following through his official Twitter account: “I will be brief. The charge for water in Mexico City has not risen. It is exactly the same scheme that has been applied for years.

Criticism of the capital’s government arose after the National Action Party (PAN) of CDMX will challenge the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) to debate in the Local Congress with the aim of changing the Tax Code, in which it is established that the 35% additional charge for water.

However, the local president clarified that the increase in the water rate was a scheme that has been in operation in the capital since 2020 and that It only applies in some sectors of the city to avoid wasting water.

Claudia Sheinbaum clarified that water rates have not increased (Photo: Twitter/ @GobCDMX)
Claudia Sheinbaum clarified that water rates have not increased (Photo: Twitter/ @GobCDMX)

According to the official Gazette, the CDMX Water System published the modifications to the payment of the rights for the supply of water for domestic use, which indicate that an additional payment will have to be made in the event that during the first, second and third two-month periods of the year register a consumption of more than 60 thousand liters.

“It is a priority for the Government of Mexico City to promote the care and responsible use of water among citizens, in order to guarantee the provision of public services of drinking water, drainage and sewage in the City”, explained the authorities and they announced the 165 neighborhoods of the capital in which this scheme would begin to operate, among which are Álvaro Obregón, Benito Juárez, Coyoacán, Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Cuauhtémoc, Magdalena Contreras, Miguel Hidalgo and Tlalpan.

But nevertheless, Andrés Atayde Rubiolo, president of the PAN CDMX has reiterated that Morena “does not care about taking care of the water or preventing leaks, since the Water System, which is in charge of maintaining the hydraulic network of Mexico City, has been taking away resources: in 2019 they gave almost 17 billion pesos of the budget, by 2022 only 13 thousand”, he said in a statement.

The local president indicated that an increase is being applied only in certain places to avoid wasting water (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The local president indicated that an increase is being applied only in certain places to avoid wasting water (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Recently, the capital government reminded that you can get a reduction of up to 50% in the payment of the supply corresponding to the first two months of 2022, which is intended for properties with low consumption and that are up to date with their payments.

In addition, government support was also intended for the retired people, pensioners, due to unemployment at an advanced age, due to old age, due to incapacity due to work risks, due to invalidity, widows and orphans of pensioners, older adults without a fixed income and limited resources, single and divorced mothers with economic dependents, separated women and heads of household.

It is because of the above The procedure must be carried out by the owner of the property that meets the above characteristics, since only in this way can the discount be made valid in the bimonthly payment. To carry out the procedure, you have totake care of the Citizen Attention area in person of the local administration or go with Public Service staff, there you will be asked to start checking the documents and capturing them in the system.


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