Nicaragua's water and sewage system declined terribly during the Sandinista years since no new money was invested in it, and no maintenance was performed on what existed. However, for the last 7 years, nearly 200 million dollars have been invested and a similar amount
The Nicaraguan Institute of Water and Sewage Systems (INAA) is in the process of being privatized. It has sought funds from many different organizations and countries for improvement and progress has and is being made. Many major projects simply involve rehabilitating existing treatment, storage, and dispersion facilities. However, projects are also in the works to construct new wells, pumping stations, and tanks in cities that are in dire need. In Managua, INAA wants to install new water meters, replace water pipes, and improve storage--the same is true in many cities around the country. One area that is being paid a lot of attention is the raw sewage which is being pumped into Lake Managua. Therefore, new treatment plants and pumps must be constructed.