+2.5M

Supplied Inhabitants

Environmental, economic and social regeneration of the area

The new plant has also aided in the environmental recovery of the existing beach areas that were polluted, in order for their increased use as recreational areas and for tourism, and for tourism projects to be promoted in the area of influence.

The La Chira project will enable the Peruvian government to fulfil its commitment to the Millennium Goal of 100% treated wastewater by 2015.

General Information

  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Capacity: 544,320 m3/d
  • Contract type: D&C and O&M (25 years)
  • Equivalent population: 2.5 million people

 

Experience

Bringing the coast back to life

Few people know that the district of Chorrillos, one of 43 which make up the Peruvian province of Lima, owes its name to underground currents of freshwater that flow through the city’s drains and out to Agua Dulce beach, one of the best known resorts in the metropolis. Less well known perhaps is the story that the Spanish Viceroy, the Count of Lemos, on arriving in the New World, made the area his favorite destination in 1679, precisely due to the insuperable quality of its water...

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