Mérida, Yucatán — Today and Friday are bank holidays, and school is out, but not everyone gets the day off.
The Municipal Public Services Department will remain open for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, as well as the weekend.
The agency further announced that Servilimpia customers won’t get their trash collected on Good Friday. But neighborhoods served by Sana, Corbase and Pamplona will. Servilimpia returns Monday.
The director of Municipal Public Services of Mérida, Luis Jorge Montalvo Duarte announced the following services for Holy Week:
Ayuntatel city hotline to report things like potholes and dead animals in the roads: Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 99-924-4000.
Public lighting: on Thursday will work normally in its three shifts from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.; Friday is only two shifts, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 to 10 p.m.
Drainage crews will be divided into two, working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, they will respond to tips phoned in to Ayuntatel.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday will work until 7pm. Friday will remain closed, but on Saturday it will resume operations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Municipal Animal Control Center (CEMCA) will work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on holy Thursday and Friday.
While the Department of Parks and Gardens will work 6 am. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and will maintain surveillance 24 hours a day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Ecological Poniente and Las Americas parks.
The Animaya and Centenario zoos will be open on Thursday from 6 am to 3 p.m. and on Friday they will remain closed.
Swimming at the Poniente Ecological Park and the Acuaparque will be allowed 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. over the weekend.
The water park Baxal Ja will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With banks closed two days, ATMs can run low on cash by Friday, and activity at some automatic tellers was brisk Thursday morning.