The Capital’s population grows, so must its water pipes
Santo Domingo.- Santo Domingo Water Utility (CAASD) director Alejandro Montas on Saturday said Greater Santo Domingo’s population growth makes it urgent for Dominican Republic’s capital to install bigger pipes to meet that demand.
“Many sectors of the population have grown where the water deficiency is the highest. They’re neighborhoods that have grown where irresponsible developers who build entire subdivisions perhaps build one well, but don’t link it to the CAASD’s macro facilities grid, then they cannot have efficient water service,” said Montas.
He noted recent major works to replace pipes from 8 to 20 inches in several sectors of Greater Santo Domingo, at a cost of more than RD$400.0 million.
“There demand with the population grew by more than 1,000 percent, then, we had nowhere to conduct the water demanded and we had to strengthen the pipeline, those areas now receive the most efficient service. We’ll have to do all that in the entire city,” said the official, quoted by diariolibre.com.
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