El Salvador's national water and sewerage authority Anda is working on three projects to improve potable water in capital San Salvador, which is currently at 80%, according to Anda president Marco Antonio Fortín.
One of these projects aims to replace 80-year-old pipelines in San Salvador's historic center, which are causing a 27% loss rate, Fortín said in a press statement.
Anda is also looking to repair the Las Pavas potable water plant, which provides 40-50% of the water for the San Salvador metropolitan region. The plant has capacity to produce 427,000m3/d but is currently capturing some 288,000m3/d due to faulty equipment.
The utility will work to boost production at the plant by 100,000m3/d, increase uptake from the Ilopango lake by 1m3/s and drill a new well in Colón, La Libertad department.
The projects fall under Anda's 70mn-colon (US$8mn) investment plan for this year, which is being partially financed by IDB and the Spanish government's cooperation fund for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean.