Translated by Fulano from an article in Rosarito en la Noticia.
Rosarito, B.C. – Since February, 2012, the president of the Rosarito Canyon Association of Farmers and Livestock Ranchers, Don Bernabé Hernández Armas, and its board of directors, have been complaining of the indiscriminate discharge of sewage from different subdivisions in Tijuana, like Los Valles, Casas Geo, Ruba Natura, Ké Casas S.A. de C.V. and Palma Real. These irresponsibly discharge their sewage in the the Historic Rosarito Canyon.
The contaminated waters are discharged at Corredor 2000, affecting humans, the livestock and the flower growing zones and the aquifers which are in danger, as they are used to supply irrigation for different crops, livestock and human consumption.
Something very serious which will considerably affect farmers, is the risk of losing permission from the US Food and Drug Administration, which will cancel exports to the United States.
He said that at any time they are growing food crops, and if it is shown the products are contaminated, they will lose their export permits. There is much to be lost and this should be avoided. A meeting of those affected has been called, such as the people in Huahuatay Arroyo and the residents of colonia Cuenca Díaz, among others, to put up a common front.
They reported that with their own money, they ordered some analyses of the waters, and the results of contamination were startling and have serious consequences. These affect humans, livestock and ecotourism of the History Rosarito Canyon and close-by locations.
Next week residents, the board of directors and ejido members will meet. Those are who are in need of taking strong measures, as the authorities have not taken notice of this very sensitive matter.