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Mexico's national water authority Conagua and the Guerrero state government have agreed to allocate 150mn pesos (US$12.4mn) for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants in the state.
Federal, state and municipal finances will be used to boost the state's wastewater treatment coverage to 76.6%, Conagua reported in a release.
The agreement also makes way for private companies to begin operating and maintaining the state's 46 wastewater treatment plants, located throughout 24 municipalities, paper La Jornada reported.
The federal government aims to reach 60% wastewater treatment coverage nationwide by 2012.