Friday, August 13, 2010

13 sewage treatment plants

The recovery efforts in the basin of Lake Atitlan continue. For the next five months, the program 'Todos juntos por el lago', coordinated by the Government, together with other ministries and local governments, hope to build 13 sewage treatment plants with an investment of Q25 million. That's not all, later adding other 10 similar works, which bring in other Q20 million. Program coordinator, Ana Mendez, detailed that for the remainder of the year are focusing on the construction of 13 water waste treatment plants. Of these, two are almost finished, 5 are being build and another 6 are about to begin construction. "The investment in these projects adds up the Q25 million, which comes from state and municipal governments," he adds.

Mendez says that by 2011 they hope to build 10 extra plants to a total of 23 treatment plants, which will operate in each of the communities along the lake. These 10 will cost Q20 million, funds they hope to include in the General Budget for next year (read: Millionaire recovery).

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.