Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2022. 12:18 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Today, the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Council issued a statement reminding the public that washing vehicles in the Macal River are prohibited.
According to the Town Council, Chapter 328 of the environmental law states that “no person shall emit, import, discharge, deposit, dispose of or dump any waste that might directly or indirectly pollute water resources or damage or destroy marine life”.
The Council stated that anyone who contravenes the law commits an offense and shall be liable to summary conviction to a fine not less than $5,000.00 and not exceeding $25,000.00 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or both such fine and period of imprisonment.
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