Fernández opens US$23mn Samaná potable water system

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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.

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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.