Tepatitlan seeks funds for US$30mn potable water pipeline

Monday, January 10, 2011

The municipal government of Tepatitlan in Mexico's Jalisco state will focus on obtaining resources to build a potable water pipeline which will channel water to the municipality from the El Salto reservoir, northeast of Sinaloa state's Mazatlan city.

The project will cost 370mn pesos (US$30.2mn), of which 51% could be provided by the federal government, 30% by the state government and 21% by the municipality, according to local paper El Informador.

The new pipeline will be built as an alternate system for the municipality, as the current supply of water from the El Jihuite reservoir cannot meet the increasing water demand.

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As well as boosting urban development, the project will coincide with Tepatitlan's municipal development plan for the next 50 years, which looks to curb problems caused by urban growth.