OSE drawing up national sanitation coverage plan

Friday, February 11, 2011

Uruguay's state-owned water utility OSE and the housing and environment ministry are drawing up a national sanitation coverage plan, the presidential website reported.

The plan, to be launched in San José department, aims to connect all households to sewerage networks and subsidize connections for families unable to pay the network connection fee.

The two entities are visiting the town of Ecilda Paullier to evaluate the costs of installing network connections and payment options for users.

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This year, the government plans to pass a law obligating citizens to connect to the sewerage network, implementing fines for those who fail to comply. Currently 250,000 households in the country are connected to the network.