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.
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.
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.
|Total Project Cost||US 2.63M|
US 0.97M - NADB Loan