Veracruz to invest US$6.9mn in rural potable water, sanitation

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mexico's Veracruz state plans to invest a total 91mn pesos (US$6.87mn) in rural potable water and sanitation infrastructure initiatives, according to a release.

As part of the scheduled projects, state governor Javier Duarte inaugurated 51mn pesos worth of improvements to potable water distribution network across 15 rural communities in the state.

The project, which involved 64km of pipelines, was carried out under the government's Agua para Todos (water for all) program.

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Meanwhile, a further 20mn pesos will be invested in sanitation systems and 20mn pesos spent on the first phase the Paso Coyol wastewater collector.

Also planned is construction of a wastewater treatment plant and a cleanup program for the Tepachero river.