Dominican government scrambles as water supply dwindles
Santo Domingo.- Concern over the critical water shortage across the country prompted president Danilo Medina to meet with water sector officials at the National Palace, where they were instructed to quickly elaborate a plan to deal with the emergency resulting from the drought.
Presidency administrative minister Jose Ramon Peralta accompanied Medina iin the meeting with the heads of the dams and canals agency (INDRHI), Olgo Fernandez; the national water utility (INAPA), Alberto Holguin, and Alejandro Montas, of the greater Santo Domingo water utility (CAASD).
After the meeting, on behalf of the government Peralta urged the population to economize water.
He reiterated the Government priority is to supply water for human consumption and under no circumstances used to wash vehicles.