Fernández opens US$74mn Córdoba waterworks

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Argentina's President Cristina Fernández has opened three water projects in Córdoba province, according to a government release.

The three projects required a combined investment of 300mn pesos (US$74mn), news agency Telam reported.

The first initiative opened was the Córdoba city wastewater treatment plant. The 95mn-peso project included remodeling and expanding the plant to reduce contamination on the Suquía river, benefiting some 810,000 residents.

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The second project launched was the Etruria-Laboulaye potable water pipeline, which required a 121mn-peso investment. Works included building three reserve cisterns, three pumping stations, and distribution channels from southeastern Córdoba's main pipeline.

The new pipeline will supply clean water to 85,000 residents in Chazón, Santa Eufemia, La Carlota and Laboulaye.

Finally, Fernández opened various waterworks in city Villa Maria, including the expansion of the city's sewerage network, repairs to its pumping station, two sewerage pipelines and a wastewater treatment plant.

Some 26,500 households were connected to the expanded sewerage network.