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Chilean public works (MOP) minister Laurence Golborne has declared water scarcity emergencies in central region V's San Antonio and Santo Domingo districts.
The declaration allows the ministry, its general water authority DGA or waterworks department DOH to take extraordinary measures to guarantee potable water to residents in the affected areas, MOP said in a statement.
The measure is effective for six months starting Wednesday (Nov 30) and allows DGA to authorize extraction from wells where water rights have not been established.
Chilean water holding company Aguas Nuevas has appointed Salvador Villarino Krumm as general manager, following the resignation of Santiago Hernando Pérez from the post.
Villarino Krumm will assume his position on January 1 next year, the company said in a filing with securities and insurance regulator SVS.
Aguas Nuevas also announced the appointment of Rodrigo Tuset Ortiz as CFO.
Aguas Nuevas is Chile's third largest water company, controlling water utilities Aguas del Altiplano, serving regions I and XV; Aguas Araucania, serving region IX and Aguas Magallanes, serving region XII.