Conagua spending US$100mn to modernize Cutzamala system

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mexican national water authority Conagua is investing some 1.2bn pesos (US$100mn) in improvements to Mexico City's Cutzamala potable water distribution system, according to Antonio Gutiérrez, director of Conagua's Mexico valley water basin authority OCAVM.

Works include construction of a second high-pressure line from pumping station 5 to oscillation tower 5, a sludge processing plant and replacement of filters in the Los Berros potable water plant, Conagua said in a release.

OCAVM has completed maintenance work on line 1 of the system, which involved replacing two 7.32m pipes.

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The authority is planning seven maintenance projects to replace tubing on the system this year, which is expected to cost some 50mn pesos in total.