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Author(s): IDB, D&A and EP
Published in: 2022
Pages: 59
Publisher: IDB, D&A and EP


SFD Report – Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo is located on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Uruguay in the department of Rocha. The city is made up of six large sub-divisions: Punta del Diablo, Coronilla del Mar, Aldea del Mar, Santa Teresa de la Coronilla, Parque Santa Teresa and Santa Teresa (D&A and EP, 2021). For this report, a total population of 23,128 is estimated. Comprising a resident population of 2,000 people and a “floating” or summer population of 21,128 people (D&A and EP, 2021).

The SFD graphic shows that 30% of the safely managed excreta comes from: faecal sludge contained but not emptied from onsite systems (22%) and faecal sludge from septic tanks connected to a WWTP (wetland) which is treated and faecal sludge emptied and delivered to treatment from the rest of the tanks (7%). 70% of the unsafely managed excreta comes from: faecal sludge not treated due to the efficiency of the treatment systems (1%); wastewater not delivered to treatment coming from toilets connected to "don't know where" (1%), faecal sludge emptied but not delivered to treatment (63%) and faecal sludge not contained and not emptied (5%).