BC participates in a workshop to identify the potential for reuse and sale of treated wastewater

MEXICALI, BC- Wednesday, November 22, 2017.- One of the main actions in water and sustainability defined by the State Administration headed by the Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, is the treatment and reuse of water. Therefore, the State Commission of Public Services of Mexicali (CESPM), participated in the Workshop with Operative Organizations of Mexico to Identify the Potential of Reuse and Sale of Treated Wastewater, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Mexico City.

This was reported by the Director General of the CESPM, Francisco Javier Paredes Rodríguez, who mentioned that this agency was invited because it has shown progress and achievements in the matter of wastewater treatment, and has kept in operation facilities that allow to reuse 76% of treated water for industrial purposes, agricultural and green areas irrigation.

Projects for modernization, expansion, design and construction in the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) will also be presented, since the challenges of extending the Zaragoza WWTP, as well as the construction two more Treatment Plants are currently being considered in the Xochimilco facility, as well as the growth of the “purple line”.

This workshop was organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in technical cooperation with the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), to promote sustainable practices, as well as to identify the potential for reuse and sale of treated wastewater, ecological use of sludge, the use of renewable energies, among other related topics.

Finally, Paredes Rodríguez concluded that the exchange of experiences and the participation proedures that the IDB offers to support these important initiatives will be very useful in terms of future sustainable projects for the city of Mexicali.

Source: Gobierno del Estado de Baja California

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