Commitment to Action

Partnership for Clean Water for Arequipa Peru

Commitment by

Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A.

In 2009, Freeport-McMoRan/Cerro Verde committed to design, build, and commission a modern water and wastewater treatment system to address the need for clean water for people living in and around Arequipa, Peru. Previously, water treatment was limited to 10% of the community, and there were no wastewater treatment facilities. The Chile River is seriously impacted by this lack of water treatment as agricultural regions in downstream areas can not support crops for human consumption or exportation. The untreated water in the river also created significant health concerns including digestive illnesses, weakened immune systems, smell, and wildlife impacts.

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Commitment

Partnership for Clean Water for Arequipa Peru

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$94,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

PERU

Commitment by

Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Peru, AguaLimpia, Caritas Internationalis, COFIDE, ConAm, Dirigentie, EGASA Distribución, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Lidia Canepa, Mwh Global, Inc., Rotary International, Sedapal, SEDAPAR, Tahal Group