Ciudad Guayana to open US$21.5mn pipeline in April

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Venezuela's Bolívar state government expects to open the Suroeste potable water pipeline in Ciudad Guayana by April 2012, according to governor Francisco Rangel.

The project cost 92mn bolívares (US$21.5mn), paper Correo del Orinoco reported Rangel as saying.

The pipeline will have capacity to pump 1,500l/s to the city's western sector on a 24-hour basis, and includes a potable water plant to process 5,200l/s.

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Rangel inspected the pipeline's potable water plant on Monday (Nov 14) and activated a sediments precipitator as part of the facility's first trial runs.

The Suroeste system will supply Ciudad Guayana with potable water for the next 20 years, benefiting over 350,000 people.