Chaco planning potable water projects for Bermejito basin

Friday, April 15, 2011

Argentina's Chaco province government is planning to begin two water projects on the Bermejito basin to secure the supply of clean water to the northeastern sector of city Castelli, in General Güemes department.

Province governor Jorge Capitanich met with Bermejo river authority Corebe to observe the progress of the plans, the provincial government said in a release.

The first project, located in Las Hacheras, will include building water retention systems along the Guaycurú and Nogueira streams to improve irrigation in the area.

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Works also include channeling water from the Bermejito river and Salado creek to city Castelli to increase the supply of potable water, expand irrigation to 800ha and provide water for livestock in the area.

The second project involves building reservoirs and pipelines to channel water from the Bermejo river to the Bermejito river in the area located between Rivadavia, Salta and the border of Chaco city, expanding water supply to city Comandancia Frías and surrounding towns.

Chaco authorities have presented the project to the national government to seek funding, according to the release.