Ecuador seeks to achieve 95% drinking water and sanitation coverage by 2017

Ecuador busca alcanzar una cobertura de agua potable y saneamiento del 95% para 2017

Ecuador has the objective of achieving 95% drinking water and sanitation coverage by 2017, in accordance with the targets set out in the National Development Plan. The Promadec I and Promadec II programs have been carried out with a view to achieving this goal. Investment in these programs amounted to USD 855.7 million, with funding being provided by the CAF and the Ecuadorean State. The Banco del Estado (BdE) was responsible for implementing the programs throughout national territory.

The improvement and expansion of the potable water system in the parish of San Pablo del Lago in Otavalo, situated around 95 km from Quito, has enabled supply network coverage of 99%. This means that almost the entire population has access to potable water, with a consequent improvement in the quality of life and health conditions of the inhabitants.

Cases such as San Pablo del Lago are the result of the initiative undertaken by Ecuador to achieve 95% potable waterand sanitation coverage for the entire country by 2017, in accordance with National Development Plan targets.

The Promadec I and Promadec II programs were carried out with a view to achieving this goal. Investment in these programs amounted to USD 855.7 million and funding wasprovided by the CAF and the Ecuadorean State. The Banco delEstado (BdE) was responsible for implementing the programsthroughout national territory.

The CAF provided combined total funding of USD 500 millionfor the Promadec I and Promadec II programs. The result hasbeen 455 potable water, sewerage, and solid waste collectionand disposal projects that improve the living conditions of 3.5million people throughout the country.

Article published in: FuturENVIRO April 2015