Santa Fe gets CFI backing for Coronda pipeline project

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Argentina's Santa Fe province governor, Hermes Binner, has signed a contract with the federal investment council (CFI) to support an executive project to build a potable water pipeline on the Coronda river.

The 116km pipeline is projected to benefit over 100,000 people in 32 towns, the local government said in a release.

Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) will be in charge of the executive project. The organization will study a planned intake on the Paraná river, a potable water treatment plant, pumping stations, pressure pipelines, water tanks, and more.

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The university has already drawn up methodological and financial proposals for carrying out the executive project, which have been approved by CFI and the province water and environment ministry.

The project falls under Santa Fe province's 1.5bn-peso (US$354mn) plan to expand potable water service within the next 30 years. Some 40% of the province currently lacks access to reliable potable water service.