Ban on car washing and watering
The prolonged drought affecting the country has led the Santo Domingo Aqueducts and Sewers Corporation (CAASD) to impose a provisional ban on using potable water for washing vehicles and watering gardens and sidewalks. It warns anyone who does this that they could face prosecution.
CAASD head of operations Luis Salcedo said that they would be setting out a plan aimed at preventing loss of water through broken pipes. After receiving a complaint that tanker truck water sellers had increased their prices by more than 40%, he was asking the companies concerned to refrain from speculative charging as water was essential to all.
Water shortages are affecting the whole province, with the reserves at the Francisco Moscoso Puello Hospital down to 25,000 gallons in a tank with an eight million-gallon capacity. That was only enough left for today, Wednesday 13 May 2015.
CAASD did confirm that 70 million cubic meters of water reserves remain in the Jiguey and Valdesia dams, which should last until the traditional May rains arrive.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
May 13, 2015
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