Motagua River: Minor tributaries such as Las Vacas feed pollution

Story by: Jorge Rodriguez Photography by: Carlos Duarte Translated by: Alejandra Palencia lun 14, Mar 2022
Several tributaries are connected to the Motagua River along its course as it crosses Guatemala, such as the Las Vacas River, the main tributary of the Capital City.

These minor rivers carry with them the waste of the communities along them. The domestic sector is the one that discharges the largest amount of wastewater into the Motagua River (49.5% of the total), a situation that is aggravated by the lack of wastewater treatment systems, as well as the lack of effective wastewater management plans. solid waste, such as plastic.