This morning we received calls from residents in San Felipe Village who complained of not having access to potable water since Tuesday of this week. Our news team travelled to the village today to find out more about the situation. According to the Chairlady of the village, Cecilia Quetzal, the power to the pump was disconnected due to nonpayment.
Quetzal says that the difficulties in meeting the electricity bill are due to residents failing to pay their monthly bill. CTV-3 News understands that there are a little over two hundred households connected to the water system and of that amount one hundred and ten are in arrears of three months and more.
This has been a continuous problem according to Quetzal as residents refuse to pay their monthly bill which is at eight dollars per month. A few residents we spoke with say that they experience water shortages constantly but from varied accounts the situation is shifted into a political back and forth. The power to the water reservoir was cut on Tuesday but according to the Chairlady, it should have been reconnected today.
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