Project profile: flash flood control in Mexico City

By Erika Rivera
As reported in the January 2013 issue of Pump Engineer magazine, a massive investment is being made in the so-called millennium infrastructure project in the Valley of Mexico.
The money is being spent in order to better control flash flooding. This is required because Mexico City is situated on a plateau at an altitude of about 2,200 m above sea level.
Due to the geographical location, natural rainwater run-off is very limited, which makes uncontrolled flooding inevitable. So to provide the city’s inhabitants with long-term flood control, CONAGUA, Mexico’s national commission for water and waste water, has initiated the country’s largest and most significant infrastructure construction ever at the La Caldera and El Caracol pumping station.
As part of the project, two large combined wastewater pump stations La Caldera and El Caracol with high performance submersible motor pumps are planned to relieve flooding during the rainy season.
More information about this project can be found in Pump Engineer’s January issue, but if you haven’t got a copy please contact the editor-in-chief, Mr Andrew Peers. In addition, you will find a great video presentation of the La Caldera Pumping Station below.
KSB – La Caldera Deep Lift Installation
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