The United Nations has set goals for sustainable development, the sixth being the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Peru is beginning the process of achieving this water goal. Alberto Rodriguez, Country Director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, asserted that the government of Peru is making arrangements so that the water sector can continue to improve and grow in the coming years.
Peru has been working to complete the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations by the year 2030. Although it has quite a long way to go, Peru has progressed just in the past five years with an increase in water service coverage from 76% to 86%.
Furthermore, water and sewage services has doubled in rural areas, increasing from 33% to 66%. This increase is remarkable considering how hard it is to network in remote areas. The government is now working to improve rural sanitation by continuing to spread water and sewage services to surrounding areas.
In order to reach their sanitation goal, the government created the Technical Agency for the Management of Sanitation Services. With these changes and an inspired plan, Peru seeks to improve water quality and availability for its citizens.