Economy August 19, 2015 | 10:28 am

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US$350M dam could deal with effects of drought: Utility

Santo Domingo.- GreaterSanto Domingo´s low water reserve revealed by the months-long drought has propelled the construction of the Haina river dam near PeterBrand township (south), as priority to alleviate cyclical shortages.

Santo Domingo WaterUtility (Caasd) director Alejandro Montas on Tuesday said the project wouldcost US$350 million and be built in two years.

He said the dam wouldsupply some 150 million gallons to the system daily and together with otherprojects in the offing could eliminate the deficit during the yearly dry seasons.“The project, ready for execution, would produce two megawatts of sustainableenergy that would, with an output of six cubic meters per second. Won arrive omSanto Domingo by gravity.

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