Idaan kicks off work on US$9mn Chorro Blanco potable water plant

- Monday, March 28, 2011

Idaan kicks off work on US$9mn Chorro Blanco potable water plant

Panama's state-owned water and sanitation utility Idaan has kicked off construction of the Chorro Blanco potable water plant in Chiriquí province.

Construction of the plant is scheduled to take 440 days and will cost more than US$9mn, the utility said in a release.

The plant will provide 18.9Ml/d to residents of Boquerón and Alanje, which are currently supplied by wells.

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The direct filtration plant will use water from the Chorro Blanco aquifer, where a water intake and pipeline to the site of the new plant have already been built.