Colombia's housing, cities and land ministry (Minvivienda) has inaugurated a potable water system in the city of Sincé, in Sucre department, according to Minvivienda minister Beatriz Uribe.
The project required 4.65bn pesos (US$2.42mn), which was provided by the national and municipal governments, Minvivienda said in a release.
Work involved building two storage tanks and two wells, and implementing pipelines and distribution networks to benefit 22,000 people.
The project has brought the city's total number of potable water connections to 5,000, or 90% of the local population.
Potable water will now be supplied for 18 hours per day, compared with 12 hours every second day prior to the project, according to Uribe.