El Salvador: Water Treatment Plants

It has been announced that $300 million has been allocated for building four treatment plants in San Salvador, Santa Ana and San Miguel.

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources announced that the government will fund one part and the remaining amount will be provided by the British government through a loan. Authorities said "...Two plants will be built in the main tributaries of the Acelhuate: River Tomayate and Las Canas, the latter also known as Sumpa; a third in the Suquiapa River in Santa Ana and a fourth in the Rio Grande de San Miguel. "

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN):

The implementation of a Rescue Plan for urban rivers will need an investment of 300 million dollars and was explained today by the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), Lina Pohl, during a presentation on the evaluation of the emergency response due to the shortage of drinking water in the greater San Salvador area.

The environmental authority said four water treatment plants would be built to clean up the rivers of three major cities: San Salvador, Santa Ana and San Miguel. Two plants will be built in the main tributaries of Acelhuate: River Tomayate and Las Canas , the latter also known as Sumpa; a third in the Suquiapa River in Santa Ana and a fourth in Rio Grande de San Miguel.



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