Starting next June, the government of Mexico City will be in charge of the administration and collection for water service, rather than the concessionaires that have been doing so for several years.
The general coordinator of the CDMX Water System, Rafael Carmona, noted that the concessions were granted since May 2004, since then the companies obtained 5 extensions that expire in May of this year.
The companies that had the concession for water service are: VEOLIA (Azcapotzalco, Cuauhtémoc and Gustavo A. Madero), IACMEX (Benito Juárez, Coyoacán, Iztacalco and Venustiano Carranza), TECSA (Iztapalapa, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac and Xochimilco) and AMSA (Alvaro Obregón, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Miguel Hidalgo and Tlalpan).
Among other things, these companies were responsible for: the connection of new sockets, the discharge to the user standard, the installation of meters, reading, billing, printing and delivery of receipts, collection, customer service and maintenance of meters.
From June, these tasks will be in the hands of the CDMX Water System (Sacmex) and the Capital Treasury.
Some of the responsibilities that Sacmex will assume are: connections of drinking water, reading, maintenance to the standard and billing, operation of the offices of public service and attention to reports of clandestine outlets.
While the Treasury will take care of the actions of collection, printing and distribution of ballots and collection and collection.
CDMX head of government Claudia Sheinbaum clarified that the decision not to renew with companies is not about their poor performance, but because it is time for the government to take on this work.
Sheinbaum highlighted that with this decision, the capital government will save 89 million pesos by 2021 and by 2022 the savings will be 380 mdp. The head of government said this money will be used to buy new meters.
With regard to the people working for private companies, Sheinbaum noted that they will be offered work in the areas of government that assume the tasks they previously performed.
On this subject, Rafael Carmona detailed that the 1,300 employees of these companies will be invited and they do accept the working conditions offered by the government.
Finally, the Sacmex general coordinator presented the digital ballot that will help users pay their receipts online and stop receiving the physical ballot.
Carmona said that in the future this strategy, in addition to contributing to the environment, will help reduce the costs now generated by printing ballots.
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