Program for Sustainable Water Services and Sanitation in Rural Communities III

About the program

The Program for Sustainable Water Services and Sanitation in Rural Communities III supports the efforts of the Government of Mexico to increase the coverage and quality of potable water and sanitation in Mexican towns of up to 10,000 inhabitants. The program also seeks to assess the potential for sustainable use of treated wastewater for agricultural use on a small scale, through the preparation and implementation of reusable water for pilot projects at rural community levels and promote institutional and fiduciary strengthening with local and state entities through national coordination, and decentralization of responsibilities and resources.

Country Mexico
Home 12.31.1969
Classification Infraestructura sanitaria, Manejo y conservación de recursos naturales
FNS Dimension Utilización
Website http://www.conagua.gob.mx/Contenido.aspx?n1=4&n2=44&n3=52
Objectives
  1. Support the efforts of the Government of Mexico to increase the coverage and quality of potable water and sanitation in Mexican towns of up to 10,000 inhabitants, under criteria of operational and financial sustainability.
  2. Design and implement institutional or corporate frameworks for sustainable management consistent with the characteristics of the locality.
  3. Assess the potential for sustainable use of treated wastewater for agricultural use on a small scale, through the preparation and implementation of reusable water pilot projects at the level of rural communities and promote institutional and fiduciary strengthening at local and state levels, through national coordination, and decentralization of responsibilities and resources.
Components and/or products

Institutional development and strengthening of State Committees or equivalent.

This component seeks to continue and deepen efforts related to activities that strengthen implementing agencies of the projects regarding the Program at the state and municipal level, in sectoral planning, promotion and development of projects and attention to rural communities.

Social care and community involvement.

This component aims to contribute to the sustainability of potable water and sanitation systems by implementing the following actions in towns of up to 2,500 inhabitants:

  1. The creation and / or strengthening of community organizations for the management, operation and maintenance of water and built sanitation systems, and
  2. The implementation of training activities in health and environmental education in the communities benefiting from the program.

Water infrastructure and sanitation.

The resources allocated to this component will finance the following activities:

  1. Building drinking water supply, sewerage and sanitation systems;
  2. The supervision of the works;
  3. Designs and feasibility studies for the proposals discussed and accepted by the relevant community, considering technologies compatible with the socio-economic characteristics and interests and capacities of the community;
  4. The preparation and implementation of pilot projects to assess the possibilities of use of treated wastewater in small-scale agricultural use in demonstration plots of up to 10 hectares, and
  5. The development of diagnostic studies, engineering, legal, financial and institutional design that is required to implement sustainable management schemes in communities between 2,501 and 10,000.
Target population

Rural communities of up to 2,500 inhabitants.

 Urban localities of 2,501 to 10,000 inhabitants.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Responsible organism

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Executing organism Comisión Nacional del Agua
Related national policies

Mexico Without Hunger National Program

Financial sources

The financing corresponds to a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); in 2011 the third phase formalized the work with the amount of USD$250 million.