Uruguay's state-owned water utility OSE plans to open a new potable water pumping system in capital Montevideo by year-end, according to the firm's president, Carlos Colacce.
The US$40mn project was scheduled for completion in February. A section connecting with the Aguas Corrientes treatment plant is already operating, and the remainder will be incorporated into the city's network in time for next summer, the government said in a release.
Future improvements to the system are expected to cost another US$10mn, Colacce said.
OSE's sixth pumping system will serve the capital's western area and includes a 33km distribution network in Canelones department and part of Montevideo. Local firm Teyma is in charge of construction.