Entre Ríos to kick off work on Concepción del Uruguay water system

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The governor of Argentina's Entre Ríos province, Sergio Urribarri, has signed a contract with waterworks promotion and financing agency Enohsa to launch work to expand and improve the potable water system in Concepción del Uruguay.

The project will cost 48.5mn pesos (US$11.5mn) and will be carried out by Eleprint and Ecopreneur, according to a release from the federal planning, public investment and services ministry.

While Concepción del Uruguay currently has 95% potable water coverage, the system is outdated and needed remodeling, President Cristina Fernández said via a teleconference.

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Work involves building a new intake on the Uruguay river, a pumping station and 1.8km of pipeline.

The project also involves expanding the town's existing potable water treatment plant, which currently has capacity to treat 22,000m3/d. Following the expansion, capacity will grow by 18,000m3/d, the release said.