Conagua, Guerrero ink US$12.4mn wastewater treatment agreement

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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.

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The federal government aims to reach 60% wastewater treatment coverage nationwide by 2012.