Mexico City officials exploring new a...

Mexico City officials exploring new aquifer they hope can resolve capital's water problem

There are 6 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jan 23, 2013, titled Mexico City officials exploring new aquifer they hope can resolve capital's water problem. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, left, and General Director of Mexico's National Water Commission David Korenfeld Federman touch water beginning to flow from an exploratory well that found an aquifer, during a ceremony in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan.

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#1 Jan 23, 2013
I thought it had been an island until they drained it.
pinchejuan

Georgetown, TX

#2 Jan 24, 2013
RayOne wrote:
I thought it had been an island until they drained it.
Yeah, many millions of people ago. And much of the lake was salty. Even before the conquest, the water came through a couple of aquaducts, the larger of which was sourced near Chapultapec. While our Euro ancestors lived in filth, the Mexica had flush toilets and showers.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#3 Jan 24, 2013
pinchejuan wrote:
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Yeah, many millions of people ago. And much of the lake was salty. Even before the conquest, the water came through a couple of aquaducts, the larger of which was sourced near Chapultapec. While our Euro ancestors lived in filth, the Mexica had flush toilets and showers.
They also had toothpaste.

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#4 Jan 25, 2013
When last there, the state allowed cars to travel on odd/even tag days. This caused another subculture for the wealthy, but no solution.
The Advocate

Mexico, Mexico

#5 Jan 25, 2013
RayOne wrote:
When last there, the state allowed cars to travel on odd/even tag days. This caused another subculture for the wealthy, but no solution.
Nobody really follows the colour coded tag day system, though. That, and there're entirely too many cars and modes of private transport as opposed to public...
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#7 Jan 25, 2013
The Advocate wrote:
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Nobody really follows the colour coded tag day system, though. That, and there're entirely too many cars and modes of private transport as opposed to public...
An American relative of my neighbor here in Chihuahua drove to Mexico City recently. On entering he was pulled over because his plates were of the wrong number for that day. He had no idea about this law. Did not matter that he was a tourist. The cop got him for $500 on the side of the road and threatened to have his car towed and other things if he did not pay.

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