Mexican national water authority Conagua has officially kicked off work on the Lomas de Chapultepec water pipeline system in Guerrero state's Acapulco city.
The pipeline is the first new water source in Acapulco for 23 years and will supply 1,250l/s, ensuring 100% potable water coverage in the city, according to a Conagua release. Work includes building two new wells, each with capacity to produce 625l/s.
The project will cost 805mn pesos (US$64.9mn), of which 51% is coming out of state funds and the remainder from the federal government.
Work is due to wrap up in 2012, benefiting more than 310,000 residents.