Wastewater treatment at beach resorts to reach 100% by 2012, Conagua says

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mexico will be treating 100% of the wastewater generated at its beach resorts by the end of the current administration in 2012, national water authority Conagua said in a release.

Under Conagua's Playas Limpias (clean beach) program, 90% of wastewater is currently being treated. Conagua has invested 5.6bn pesos (US$457mn) in wastewater treatment plants, 64 of which are located in tourist resorts.

Speaking at the seventh national meeting for clean beaches, Conagua director José Luis Luege said the country's 52 main beach destinations must develop an integrated program for efficient water use, wastewater treatment and sustainable waste management.

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Ensuring clean beaches is one of the goals of Mexico's national water agenda for 2030.