In 2013, water service and wastewater collection coverage was estimated at 99.4% and 97.8%, respectively. All collected wastewater is conveyed to the city’s wastewater treatment plant, which is operated by the company AREMA under a 20-year concession agreement. The treatment plant has an installed capacity of 520 liters per second (lps) or 11.9 million gallons a day (mgd).
In June 2013, Piedras Negras experienced uncharacteristically heavy rains that caused flooding throughout the city and significantly damaged the existing wastewater collection infrastructure. Two sections of the Rio Bravo Collector collapsed, interrupting wastewater conveyance to the treatment plant and causing approximately 2.3 mgd of raw sewage to be
discharged into the Rio Grande. Manhole frames and covers located throughout the city also suffered substantial damage due to the floods, which has resulted in additional deterioration of the wastewater collection system.
The project to repair the wastewater system includes the following
The project will ensure the proper operation of the wastewater collection infrastructure in Piedras Negras and will reduce environmental and health hazards associated with untreated wastewater discharges, thus providing a cleaner healthier environment for local residents, as well as for communities downstream. Specifically, the project will prevent up to 2.3 mgd of untreated wastewater discharges.
|Total Project Cost||US 0.14M|
US 0.25M - NADB Grant: CAP
|Other Funding Partners||
Community Assistance Program