Conagua earmarks US$15.4mn for Tijuana flood prevention

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mexico's national water authority Conagua will allocate 185mn pesos (US$15.4mn) for restoration and channeling work on the Alamar stream in northern Tijuana, Baja California state.

The project aims to reduce the flood risk for 600 families living near the stream, who will be relocated, according to a Conagua release.

The initiative also includes other long-term projects such as building the Colorado-Tijuana river potable water treatment plant and distribution system.

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The work will guarantee potable water supply to the area for 20 years and increase conduction capacity from 4,000l/s to 5,300l/s, benefiting municipalities Tecate, Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito.

In addition, Tijuana's potable water treatment plant will be expanded to treat 5,300l/s. This project will cost an additional 608mn pesos, of which 77mn pesos will come from Conagua and the rest from the state government.