Storm’s rains didn’t ease crunch in north region dams
Santiago.- The lack of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bertha failed to quell the drought affecting Santiago and north region towns, which lowered the water level of dam Tavera to 315.50, or 40 centimeters below average.
The lack of rains has reduced the service to a trickle in the cities of Santiago and Moca, and in 19 other communities close to the hydroelectric, some lasting up to a week without potable water.
Officials of Santiago’s and Moca’s water utilities (Coraasan and Coramoca) called the rainfall insignificant and won’t raise the levels of the reservoirs.
Coraasan cautioned that as the result of the drought, the level of Tavera dam drops 20 centimeters daily, while nearby towns like Baitoa demand construction of a new aqueduct to regularize the service.
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