A video that is viral on social media right now shows an endless wave of black raw sewage water being pumped onto the waters of a famous Mexican beach resort.
According to reports, the incident happened at the Acapulco beach in Mexico.
The video has sparked outrage in the local community after it was shared on social media.
In the video, a violent gush of dark water polluted the sands before it went and mixed with the sea.
The blue-colored waters of the beach turned murky brown right away.
According to the person that took the video:
The constant outflow of black water lasted approximately 25 minutes, which came with a lot of pressure. They were very stinking waters, they made me nauseous.
The video made locals extremely upset, which led them to launch a petition on change.org to make dumping raw human waste on beaches illegal.
The petition, which is directed at the mayor of Acapulco, Adela Román, says:
I am going to cut right to the point, I care not only because this is a tourist attraction, it is also a place where local residents can come whenever they please. They can have a relaxing day at the beach, hangout with their families, or even have some alone time with their significant others. The thing is they cannot do that when there is raw sewage contaminating the bay. The smell, the feeling of that touching your bare skin doesn’t that sound disgusting? How would you feel if your local body of water was contained with human feces? I bet you would be very upset and disgusted!
Authorities from Guerrero, a state in Mexico, denied that the water in the video was part of the drainage system or a sewage tank.
According to reports, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources will launch an investigation into the incident and will find out what the black water was.