Purata denies “deviation” of water to “El Chato” López project in SLP
The director of the Interapas said that no businessman is being benefited with permits for the construction of water storage tanks from El Realito
By Fernando Garduza
Ricardo Fermín Purata Espinoza, director of the Interapas, denied that the entrepreneur Carlos López Medina, or anyone else, is being benefited with permits for the construction of water storage tanks from El Realito.
Although the Secretary General of the State Government, Alejandro Leal Tovías, explained that the State Water Commission (CEA) referred the case to the Interapas as the person in charge of giving the project a go-ahead, Purata Espinoza said he did not know what it was about.
“I have no idea of that data. The Realito supplies six tanks that are distributed to the entire western area, there is none that is available to any employer, at all”, he said.
However, comuneros from San Juan de Guadalupe confirmed to La Orquesta that the tanks where López Medina would be storing water in that area do exist and are supplied with the liquid, based on a favorable technical opinion from the CEA so that the Interapas would follow up at the request of the project.
On the other hand, what there is, said Purata Espinoza, is “unaccounted-for water”, and from that, those who are are brought to order: “the policy is not to judicialize everything, we take them to order, we agree and they begin to pay”.