Treatment plant aims to rescue the city’s rivers
Santo Domingo.- The city’s wastewater if untreated leeches to the aquifer, where it is filtered until it reaches the Ozama and Isabela rivers, with the ensuing impact on human activities.
The Isabela and Ozama are the main victims of Greater Santo Domingo’s pollution which impacts fishing and other human activities, according to Santo Domingo Aqueduct (CAASD) director Alejandro Montás.
To eradicate the environmental threat to the Ozama the utility is building a treatment plant which is 99.20% complete and is expected to be operating by yearend 2019.
“We had lost hope in the recovery of the Ozama and Isabela rivers. Today we are building a tangible work that is the first start of the permanent commission that was created to rescue these rivers,” Montas said during a tour of the facility.