Mexico's Quintana Roo state government will spend 42.4mn pesos (US$3.65mn) on potable water projects this year, according to a release.
The funds will be used to build potable water systems in 17 Mayan communities under development authority Sedesol's priority areas program.
Work will include expanding potable water systems at a cost of 38mn pesos and repairing wells at a cost of 4.44mn pesos.
Sedesol disbursed an initial sum of 9.10mn pesos to state water authority Capa on Monday (July 25).
Overall, Quintana Roo plans to invest 500mn pesos in water projects during 2011.