Building Moratorium

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 18:10 (27 days ago) @ Casa Juan

The difference measured in carbon foot print and daily water consumption between the average person in a colonia in or around Zihua and a person in a resort on Playa Larga is much greater than perhaps you realize. Water supplies grow increasingly scarce and it remains a topic no one discusses as the resorts are built.

I've been the lone voice in the wilderness calling for a building moratorium for well over a decade now. We are already running out of water in Zihuatanejo and it's only February. Since December we've had to have a pipa come at least once a week. This has never happened before, but the government just keeps on allowing more new constructions as well as new invasions to collect money and votes.

I brought the matter up quite publicly when the latest development, Punta Garrobo, was announced. But I also brought it up way back before Cerro del Vigía placed their first sign at Plaza Kioto, much to the chagrin of my mother who was vying to be their exclusive representative at that time, a position she achieved.

But hey, as long as folks keep wanting to have their vacation homes and condos and as long as they grease the palms of local politicians paying the fees for "permits" the problem will continue getting bigger.

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