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Agua Prieta The new Agua Prieta sewage treatment plant.

New treatment plant to serve 3 million people in Guadalajara

The opening of a new treatment plant this week in the state of Jalisco means that nearly 80% of sewage from the metropolitan zone of Guadalajara will be treated.

Agua Prieta, officially opened yesterday by President Peña Nieto, is Mexico’s largest and was completed at a cost of more than 3 billion pesos.

The plant brings to 54%, an increase of four points, the amount of sewage waste which is now being treated in Mexico. The project is part of the National Infrastructure Program, whose goal is to raise that figure of 54% to 63% by the time Peña Nieto finishes his term in office.

The president pointed out that Agua Prieta will treat 6,500 litres of sewage per second, and has capacity for 8,500.

It will serve 3 million residents of Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tonalá and Tlaquepaque. Until now only 20% of sewage waste from the four municipalities was being treated.

Source: Rumbo de Mexico (esp), Animal Político (esp)

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