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Ministry of Public Works – Modification of the Manual of Norms and Procedures for the Administration of Water Resources

21 Nov 2022


On November 16, 2022, Exempt Resolution No. 2.878 of the General Water Directorate (“DGA”) was published in the Official Gazette, in the context of the implementation of the Water Code Reform, which amends the “MANUAL OF RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF WATER RESOURCES – 2008”, approved by Exempt Resolution No. 3.504, dated December 17, 2008.

Specifically, certain chapters are replaced and there are novelties regarding (i) the general procedure for processing applications; (ii) the regularization of water use rights (2nd transitory provision of the Water Code); and (iii) transitory authorizations for extraction by the Rural Sanitary Services.


Should you require additional information on this matter, please contact: Javier Naranjo; Martín Esser,