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Mexico's Zacatecas state government is set to invest 83.8mn pesos (US$6.77mn) in wastewater treatment infrastructure, according to a release.
During a tour of a wastewater treatment plant in Noria de Gringos, state governor Miguel Reyes confirmed that nine new treatment plants will be built in the state, increasing coverage to 56% from 45%.
The Noria de Gringos plant will have 160l/s capacity in its first phase and 480l/s capacity on completion.
Work is currently 25% complete and is due to wrap up in 2012. The plant will have a 10-year lifespan.
The Zacatecas government is also building a rainwater drainage system in the municipality of Calera at a cost of 3mn pesos, the release said.