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    Majagua: 14 years "without water" are gone in La Teresita

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    Majagua: Atrás quedan 14 años “sin agua” en La Teresita

    At the foot of eventual pipes and old wells, the brains that inhabit the Majagua community of La Teresita, were about to become water. For 14 years, the absence of the liquid through an Aqueduct network, kept almost sixty houses dry (currently, 162 people). There, in that rocky strip, in that squalid arm that breaks off from the Central Highway, with full tanks like an oasis, the luxury of a spouting faucet was practically unthinkable.

    The Provincial Company of Aqueduct and Sewage, in Ciego de Ávila, supplied water to its —not a few— tokens, while the resources did not appear. Nevertheless, a month ago, for the well-being of the residents of the area, it was possible to connect the turbine of the La Pollera pumping station and the town of La Teresita, in the interior of the mountains, with 1,600 meters of 90-millimeter hoses, opening roads with a bulldozer and backhoe, crossing fields and pulling marabou roots from the rocky bowels, explains Miguel Ángel Pérez Marrero, director of the Aqueduct and Sewerage Department in Majagua.

    The marriage between Isela Peri Matos, 67, and Paulo González Cala, 75, says that the jets of water are proportional to the satisfaction of having them in front of the door of the house. During a good time (more than 14 years), they found themselves leaning against an adjoining well, from which they still haven't let go. The grandmother appreciates the transformation, above all, because her health depends on a bottle of oxygen, next to the bed, and her husband "isn't made of iron either."

    While the questions trickle in, the granddaughter puts clothes in and out of the washing machine, rinses them, and hangs them. “I spent a month and 21 days carrying the water in jugs, I moved them in a wheelbarrow, because the pipes did not come. In addition, I have three children. Now there is comfort”, Dayani Cala Broche declares with a happy expression on her face, without forgetting the many times her blood watered.

    The counter meter counts the volume of water that passes through it

    This story, however, is missing hoses in two bits of the town. Ariel Santos Cabrera, with three almanacs in La Teresita, describes how the coveted service has not yet reached the door of his house, where, like a good Cuban, he can see his children Arieny and Andrio frolicking with water.

    In the first section, where Milagro García Fuentes has also lived for 17 years, 42 meters of 90-millimeter hose are required to connect two points located in view of all and make the liquid run, at ease, to five nearby homes, without the need of being forced its inhabitants to continue carrying it. "We have the connection and the water closer," they acknowledge. Miguel Ángel Pérez Marrero insists that the materials will be placed as soon as the Provincial Aqueduct has them.

    A line defines the favored hamlet, descending from the central road, although this unresolved part remains in a detour, to the right, on a small mound, which leads to the La Pollera supply station and is very close to the rear of the well-known Bachiplán, an old plant for prefabricated cement pieces.

    Majagua: Atrás quedan 14 años “sin agua” en La Teresita

    Ariel shows the result of two months of hard work between various organizations

    The last five houses are in the same standby situation, at the end of the embankment, for whom it would be necessary to find another 70 meters of hose, which do not exist at the moment. Maidolys Martínez Herrera, with a 10-month-old girl in her arms, is lucky that the water (using the meter) runs to her neighbor's house and that neighbor is her father José Antonio.

    “They cut the old installation that reached my front, they put a plug and said they would come later. That was almost a month ago," he adds. Although, according to Pérez Marrero, what destroyed the previous installation were the roots of the adjacent tamarind bush and the transfer in carts above it.

    For his part, José Antonio Martínez Hernández refuses to consider the work finished, not only because of what is missing, but also because of problems in the quality of what was executed, such as several leaks. Moreover, with that the director of Aqueduct and Sewerage in Majagua agrees, who highlights, in addition to the participation of the community, the effort of the brigade, on foot back and forth, with the utensils on their shoulders.

    Eulalio Placencia Pérez reflects on the need to complete it, because “every house has a meter, which is money for the customer. One can go to the neighbor, but I can't stick to that." Only him to close the dialogue, pure-bred Cuban: “it can't be that some eat and others watch”. They are 37 years in the place, enough to deserve progress. At least this first month they will not pay for the service for the hydrometer, says the manager, looking for it to be done after the task is completed.

    Beyond the ditch that the neighbors opened and that the rains want to erase, of the leaks to be corrected..., Aqueduct Company promised to pass water to La Teresita, with a cycle of one day and another, and it is achieving it, 14 years later. From La Pollera station, Eddy Romero Labacena is in charge of this pumping, who pays respect to the distribution schedules and stares at the joint work between the thick hose and the turbine tube, the result of which he once doubted. "And the water shoots out for La Teresita," he concludes.

    La Pollera pumping station, where you can see the installation.

    Aqueduct and Sewerage in Majagua, in addition, was able to connect the communities of Las Marías and Cabrera, eliminating the pumping station located in the latter settlement, after several attempts to rebuild the well. More than a kilometer of 90-millimeter hoses were buried from one point to another, in works similar to those of La Teresita.