A Much-needed Addition to Mexico’s Water Infrastructure
The world’s soon to be largest wastewater treatment plants will now give relief to underserved communities and increase the environmental health of the area.
For more than 100 years, wastewater from the Valley of Mexico has been used for agricultural activity in the Mezquital Valley in Hidalgo, where it currently irrigates more than 90 thousand hectares of crops with wastewater.
Excess wastewater flows and stormwater runoff have been redirected to the Tula Valley watershed to the north. Despite the nutrient rich waters transforming what was arid land into highly productive irrigation district, the untreated waters have led to sanitary and environmental problems.