Although the precipitations were felt in several places, the water production levels are still of care.
As predicted, the country began to rain in some areas. Yesterday’s rainfall has arrived as if it were a torrent of life amid the seasonal drought that affects the Dominican Republic and plagues the population in their day-to-day tasks due to the scarcity of water and agriculture for crop irrigation.
The rains have come as a breath of hope for everyone. However, the scenario is still one of care and observation regarding the levels of drinking water production in Greater Santo Domingo and Santiago.
During a bulletin yesterday, the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewerage Corporation (Caasd) reported that drinking water production stands at 346.62 million gallons per day for Greater Santo Domingo implies a decrease of approximately 18.53 million gallons per day. Gallons per day.
“We have stopped producing a considerable amount of drinking water as a result of the drought that affects the entire country and a large part of Latin America and the Caribbean, reflected in the flows of the Haina, Isa-Mana, Duey, Isabela, Nizao and Ozama,” expressed Luis Salcedo, from the Operations Department of the Corporation.
Last Thursday, drinking water production was 365.15 million gallons per day. In other words, production decreased by 18.53 million gallons in one week, which represents 5% less than last week.
The official revealed that Valdesia, the main source of drinking water supply for Santo Domingo, is at elevation 141.92 of its maximum level, which is 150, which translates into a reduction of 0.72 cubic meters of water in its class. At the same time, the Jigüey dam has a height of 520.32 cubic meters from 541.50, its maximum level, for a reduction of 0.72 meters.
The CAASD reported a reduction in the different hydrographic basins regarding the river flow. For example, he cited that the flow of the Nizao River is currently five cubic meters. However, the demand is higher, and 16.17 is being extracted. That is 11.17 meters above its capacity.
Other hydrographic basins that present a decrease in their flow are the Duey Aqueduct, Isa-Mana, Haina, and Isabela.
According to the Caasd, to alleviate the deficit in the drinking water supply, the entity continues to distribute tanker trucks to the sectors that present the greatest difficulty in obtaining the liquid.