Programme for improved water services in provincial cities of Peru

Project completed

The programme for improved water services in provincial cities of Peru aims to improve water supply for more than one million citizens of Trujillo and Huanuco. It will support the establishment of critical infrastructure combined with corporate development measures to improve quality of service delivery.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
01.04.2018 - 30.06.2022
CHF  11’000’000

Over the past 20 years the Peruvian government successfully supported the municipalities and their urban water utilities in the development of new infrastructure. Nevertheless, quality of service provision remains low and a long way from achieving the SDGs. In the light of the situation, Peru has launched modernization reforms. This programme supports the implementation of the reforms in two utilities. It is fully alligned with SECO's country strategy as well as Peru's priorities and a consistent continuation of SECO's strong engagement in the Peruvian urban water sector.


The overall objective of the programme is that the population in the program area benefits from sustainably provided basic water services. The objective shall be achieved through building critical water supply infrastructre, the reduction of water losses and improved economic management by the water utilities. Accordingly, the programme is structured along three components: A. Reduction of physical water losses and increased access to water services- B. Reduction of commercial water losses and economic management- C. Public awareness raising and sensitization.

Medium-term outcomes

Efficient drinking water use contributes to securing water supply to the population living in the programme region considering the increasing water stress due to effects of climate change.


Expected results:  

A.1: The two utilities have better information, methodology and instruments for the measurement of water use and distribution in their network.

A.2: Conditions for systematic monitoring and management of water losses in the intervention areas are established.

A.3: Water supply infrastructure is upgraded in the program area.

B.1: An integrated commercial and technical/operational management system for water supply is introduced.

B.2: The two utilities have improved their procedures of economic relevance.

C.1: The population?s awareness on effects of water losses and illegal household connections has increased.

C.2: The utilities have a better understanding of their water risks and potential implications.

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
  • KfW banking group

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    11’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF    36’340’000
Project phases

Phase 1 01.04.2018 - 30.06.2022   (Completed)