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The Dominican Republic's President Leonel Fernández has inaugurated the 858mn-peso (US$22.6mn) Las Terrenas potable water system in Samaná province.
National water authority Inapa built the system, which will guarantee a 20-year water supply for 48,000 local residents, according to a presidential release
The pipeline system, which includes a potable water plant with 260l/s capacity, is "one of the most advanced in the country," said Inapa director Mariano Germán.
Work included construction of two pumping stations, each with three 150hp pumps. One will be used for potable water while the other will contain untreated water.