WATER - The limestone substructure of this area is part of a large river system which frequently appears near ground level in places called cenotes. This crystalline water meandering below the village can give a feeling of well-being after a short swim. One of our greatest assets is the water, usually found at eight meters below the land surface. There are several caverns with water and some have been integrated within parks for the residents to enjoy. Each lot is supplied with water through a connection to a network, and most owners purchase bottled water for drinking.
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AGUA - La subestructura de piedra caliza de esta área es parte de un gran sistema fluvial que frecuentemente aparece cerca del nivel del suelo en lugares llamados cenotes. Esta agua cristalina que serpentea por debajo del pueblo puede dar una sensación de bienestar después de un breve baño. Uno de nuestros mayores activos es el agua, que generalmente se encuentra a ocho metros por debajo de la superficie terrestre. Hay varias cavernas con agua y algunas se han integrado dentro de los parques para que los residentes disfruten. Cada lote se abastece de agua a través de una conexión a una red, y la mayoría de los propietarios compran agua embotellada para beber.

WASTE TREATMENT - The Yucatan was below sea level 100,000 years ago, and is made of limestone, which does not provide percolation sufficient to effectively process our waste water. To protect this environment from contamination, SacBe supplies each home with a biodigester. The effluent (gray and black water) travels through chambers where bacteria consume the pathogens. After this process, the residual water travels through an enclosed garden where we grow bananas, elephant ears, birds of paradise and other large leafed plants. They consume the remaining toxins and purify the water that returns to the land as irrigation.

POWER - As our philosophy is to live sustainably, we will not be connecting to the Electrical Grid. As this area is blessed with abundant sunshine and seasonal wind, Pueblo SacBe is promoting conservation and the use of solar and wind generation for electrical power.

ROADS - We build our roads with a conscientious touch. First we mark the trees to be removed from the designated path. Large trees are preserved, which creates many curves when we route the road around them. Then we cut the trees on the full moon. This method reduces the content of insects and allows us to use the wood for construction. In the first phase, the road is created as a biking and hiking trail. This provides room for removal of the fallen hardwoods which are abundant since the fire of 1989, and for transplanting any orchids and bromeliads found on the path. Once this is accomplished, the road is widened and made ready for vehicles.