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Southern Copper Wades Deeper into Peru Water

20 June 2017
Research Note

On 29 May 2017, the mayor of Ilo, Peru confirmed that Grupo Mexico mining subsidiary, Southern Copper Corporation, will finance the construction of a US$27.5 million wastewater treatment plant.

Southern’s financing of the plant in Ilo marks a major increase in the company’s commitment to improving the city’s wastewater management—a key priority for Peru’s infrastructure planning.

In this Research Note, Bluefield water experts analyze the impact of this new wastewater treatment plant, evaluate the strategies of the key players, and address Peru’s water infrastructure plans. 


  • Ilo plant presents opportunity for mining to form part of urban wastewater solution.
  • Toquepala, Cuajone tailings test Southern water managementWater footprint central to Tía María project viability.
  • Water footprint central to Tía María project viability.

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