Peru's Lambayeque water utility Epsel requires 80mn soles (US$28.5mn) to finance sanitation projects in regional capital Chiclayo.
Epsel recently carried out studies to determine the cost of two projects to upgrade the city's faulty sewerage system, state news agency Andina reported.
Currently, Epsel and the Chiclayo municipality are seeking financial assistance from the regional government, as well as from the housing and sanitation ministry. The city may also look to international cooperation agencies for funds, according to city mayor Roberto Torres.
The city's main sewerage pipelines are over 40 years old and present dents and collapses that impair the normal flow of wastewater in the city.