Mexico goes cold on wastewater funding

Despite signing a contract for the biggest WWTP in the world, the remainder of the Valley of Mexico water treatment programme is grinding to a halt. Mark Walsh investigates.

When Mexican president Felipe Calderón launched the Hydric Sustainability Programme of the Valley of Mexico in November 2007, the Atotonilco WWTP was only the keystone project in a series of six WWTPs with a combined capacity large enough to treat every drop of the capital’s approximately 4.4 million m3/d of wastewater by 2012. Now that goal has been revised to a modest 60% –...

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