CESPT operates the water and wastewater systems for Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito. Its wastewater system currently serves nearly 480,000 connections, with coverage reaching approximately 90% of the municipalities’ households. Areas without service utilize cesspools and latrines for on-site wastewater disposal. CESPT also operates four wastewater treatment plants (WWTP): the San Antonio de los Buenos WWTP, the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBIWTP), the La Morita WWTP and the Arturo Herrera WWTP.
CESPT regularly inspects its older wastewater collection mains at manholes with a camera and has identified aged and deteriorated wastewater collection lines requiring rehabilitation to prevent environmental contamination, including damage to the Tijuana River.
In addition, CESPT proposes completing residential wastewater
connections related to collection system infrastructure previously built in
the Tijuana River Basin area.
The project will replace 34,530 linear feet (10,525 meters) of deteriorated
sanitary sewer collection main lines and the installation of residential
wastewater connections, as follows:
The project is expected to improve wastewater collection and conveyance infrastructure for up to 141,342 existing residential wastewater connections, while the installation of new residential connections will directly benefit almost 2,000 residents and eliminate 0.09 million gallons a day of untreated or inadequately treated wastewater discharges to open drains, thus helping to reduce the risk of exposure to untreated discharges and the number of cases of waterborne diseases in the unserved areas.
Additionally, the project will reduce the potential for contamination of local shared water bodies, such as the Tijuana River and eventually, the Pacific Ocean.
|Total Project Cost||US 7.05M|
US 1.04M - NADB Loan
US 3.01M - NADB Grant: BEIF
|Other Funding Partners||
Border Environment Infrastructure
Market - loan rate