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Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

Water and Wastewater Collection Project in Tecate, Baja California

Status: Completed Construction

Background

The population residing at the west side  of  the  city  of  Tecate does not have a reliable and safe source to fulfill its basic water needs, since it lacks the drinking service, the residents of this area receive a limited water ration through water trucks. The residential areas of this sector lacked wastewater collection (WWC) services and relied on latrines and failing septic tanks, which discharged wastewater (WW) to surface waters that flowed to the Tecate river and indirectly affected water resources in the US  and  Mexico. The collected wastewater would be treated at the existing WWTP.

Description

Eliminate exposure to untreated WW by  expanding  the WWC system to unserved areas, contributing to the  reduction of pollution and the risk of waterborne diseases. The Tecate project would reduce  the  potential contamination of the Tecate and Tijuana aquifer.

Benefits

The project consisted of the expansion of the Water distribution system to Colonias El Rincon and El Escorial, and the expansion of the WWC system to the unserved areas of Colonias San Jose, Rincon Tecate, Mirador, La Sierra and the Poniente Collector. Collected WW is now conveyed to the Tecate WWTP.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 2.63M
NADB Funding US 0.97M - NADB Loan

Project Photos

Results Measurement

Results are measured upon completion of the project through a closeout process that assesses project performance within 6-12 months after completion, as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives established at the time of project certification and financing approval.

Outcomes

Increase access to sustainable potable water service.

Increase access and use of wastewater collection services.

Reduction of untreated wastewater discharges to water bodies or others.

Indicators

Actual

Increase of new WW connections

1,403

Increase of new WW connections

886

Quantity of uncollected wastewater discharges eliminated

0.2MGD

Outputs

 

Water Distribution pipelines (miles)

5.6

Wastewater Collection pipelines (miles)

8.9

Significant project contributions

Residential access to WWC services

1453