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Uruguay Water Infrastructure

The Government of Uruguay announced a $500 million USD investment in water infrastructure projects, including a country-wide sanitation master plan. The strategy is to add 61 new sanitation networks in 18 departments across the country.  The project includes 42 wastewater treatment plants, 110 pumping stations and 525 miles piping to connect sanitation networks. This project will allow 54,850 new users to access to sanitation services. 

A second recently announced project is for the development of a second potable water source for the city of Montevideo.  This will require a new raw water intake system from the Plate River, a new water treatment plant in the city of Arazati, San Jose and the construction of a 50-mile-long pipeline to transport the potable water to Montevideo. 

Total investment amounts will be $283 million and $250 million USD respectively.  Local Uruguayan companies conducted feasibility studies and tenders for these projects are expected to be published during the first quarter of 2023. 

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