Local April 2, 2024 | 1:34 pm

CAASD reports daily water production at 413 million gallons

Santo Domingo.- The Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewer Corporation (CAASD) has reported that the production of drinking water in the last week of March reached 413.24 million gallons per day.

According to the institution, the recent rainfall has helped maintain normal operating levels at the Valdesia and Jigüey dams. However, the flow of the Nizao River remains relatively low at 4.12 m3 per second, considering the demand for drinking water and agricultural irrigation, which is approximately 16 m3 per second. The CAASD emphasized that water production tends to decrease during this period due to the ongoing drought, affecting partially areas such as the National District, Santo Domingo Oeste, Este, Pantoja, Los Girasoles, Los Alcarrizos, and Pedro Brand.

Regarding dam levels, the Valdesia dam is currently at 147.36 meters above sea level (MASL), just below its maximum level of 150 meters. Similarly, the Jigüey dam is at 535.10 MASL, slightly below its maximum level of 541.50 MASL.

To address supply issues, the CAASD has implemented its contingency plan, which includes deploying 95 rented tanker trucks in addition to its existing fleet to increase water distribution in areas experiencing shortages.

Furthermore, the Corporation reported that from March 20 to 26, a total of 215 reported breakdowns in distribution networks across various sectors of Greater Santo Domingo were promptly rectified, thereby improving service efficiency.

Repair works were carried out in neighborhoods such as Villa Consuelo, Prado de San Luis, Matías Ramón Mella sector, Ciudad Juan Bosch, and Katanga, Los Mina.

The CAASD reiterated the availability of its technical staff operating 24/7 and reminded the public to report issues through the service center or social media platforms.

Lastly, the Corporation urged residents to use water responsibly, limiting its usage to essential domestic tasks and refraining from unnecessary activities like vehicle washing and watering plants.

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