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Mexico's national water authority Conagua will invest 193mn pesos (US$15.9mn) in a potable water project for southeastern Hidalgo state, according to Conagua director José Luis Luege Tamargo.
The project aims to guarantee safe drinking water for city Zimapán, along with neighboring towns and rural communities, Conagua said in a release. The project is part of an agreement between the national, state and municipal governments.
Work on the project will begin this year and should be completed by 2014, the director added.
Some 48mn pesos will be spent to build and operate a new potable water plant in the city, two wells that will be connected to the Tasquillo-Zimapán pipeline and the second phase of a distribution system for districts El Rincón, Detzanhi and El Barrón.
Conagua will spend 125mn pesos to carry out projects to supply potable water to 45 rural communities west of the city, including the Infiernillos potable water system, which will cost some 79.2mn pesos.