How do I sign up for the Rain Harvest Program in Mexico City?


The problem of water supply in large cities affects different communities. In this context, Mexico City Government (CDMX) presents the Water harvest program in the of the Environment Minister (Sedema).

This initiative aims to increase the water supply in communities suffering from CDMX deficiency by harvesting rainwater. The program is free and includes installing a system to collect the liquid and training people to use and maintain it.

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How do I sign up for the Rain Harvest Program in Mexico City?
How do I sign up for the Rain Harvest Program in Mexico City?

The first thing you should know is that it is aimed at the residents of eight parishes including: Tlalpan, Tláhuac, Milpa Alta, Azcapotzalco, Gustavo A. Madero, Magdalena Contreras, Iztapalapa and Coyoacán.

Anyone wishing to access the initiative must meet the following requirements, which are specified on the Sedema official website:

  • Spend time learning about rainwater use
  • Attend community awareness and introductory talks on rainwater harvesting systems
  • Allow access to promoters of the Sedema and to the service moderators during the technical visit and installation of the system
  • Submit a single copy of the following documents: Application for registration and declaration of commitment, proof of address, official ID, CURP, proof of ownership, proof or technical statement on land use.

On the other hand, in the case of access to the initiative via the partial funding modality, the beneficiaries must

  • Sign the agreement established by Sedema, in which it is noted that the installation and the 50% subsidization of the systems are made dependent on the beneficiary, with the compensation of the other 50% on that of Sedema. This document can be emailed to programacall@sedema.cdmx.gob.mx
  • Have made the appropriate compensation of 50% of the total cost and installation of the system in a single expense.
  • Provide a receipt stating that the compensation has been paid.

The initiative consists of several phases involving both the government and the beneficiaries, providers or intermediaries of the service. In case of doubt, interested parties can dial the following numbers from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • Iztapalapa: 55 58 26 24 27
  • Milpa Alta: 55 62 20 82 50
  • Tláhuac: 55 61 46 56 16
  • Tlalpan: 55 64 38 17 64
  • Magdalena Contreras: 55 23 44 39 14
  • Coyoacán: 55 39 59 78 97
  • Azcapotzalco: 55 51 55 62 00
  • Gustavo A. Madero: 55 51 55 88 24.

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