ANA approves new infrastructure, service provider policies

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peru's national water authority ANA has approved a new policy for water infrastructure operators, which aims to provide management tools that foster conservation, sustainability and the efficient development of water systems.

The new policy will regulate public and private utilities as well as operators that provide groundwater monitoring and management services, state news agency Andina reported.

The new regulation will establish the functions, attributes and registry of operators, according to ANA head Javier Carrasco. The policy will also define plans for infrastructure development, operation, and maintenance as well as supervision of quality of service.

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ANA sought a consensus in developing the new policies, which include contributions from various segments of the water sector including irrigation boards, utilities, national industries association SNI, and national mining, oil and energy society SNMPE, Carrasco said.