There is a deficit of 100,000,000 gallons of water per day
SANTO DOMINGO. Because the water production is suffering a deficit of 100,000,000 gallons per day, the Santo Domingo Water and Sewer Corporation (CAASD) included in its contingency plan for droughts the reduction of service in sectors of Greater Santo Domingo.
“As a result of this situation, we have had to redesign the programs of distribution, and sectors that normally had three days of service, have now seen two, those that had four, now have three, and the people are complaining,” noted the deputy director of operations of the institution, Luis Salcedo.
In this sense, he reported that the reduction of the water production in the systems Haina – Manoguayabo, Salinity Barrier, Isa – Mana and Duey caused a reduction of pressure in the pipes.
Because of this, the CAASD is helping out with private trucks (57 of them), in order to attend the calls of those sectors that are most vulnerable,” he said.
He specified that the water from the Valdesia system is sufficient to supply the citizens, until the rains come. He recalled that the normal water production is 410 millions of gallons per day.
A worrisome situation
The CAASD director, Alejandro Montas, called the situation “worrisome”, especially in the municipalities of West Santo Domingo, Pedro Brand and los Alcarrizos. Nevertheless, he indicated that it is “sustainable and manageable.”
The official also stressed that they are working to control water leaks.
Production of water systems
Haina Manoguayabo. Current production: 27,000,000 gallons of water per day. Normal production: 80 million gallons.
Salinity Barrier. Current production: 45,000,000 gallons of water per day. Normal production: 80,000,000 gallons.
Isa – Mana. Current production: 8 million gallons of water per day normal production: 15,000,000 gallons
Duey. Current production: 6,000,000 gallons of water per day. Normal production: 15,000,000 gallons.
May 8, 2015
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