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    Default CORRAAPLATA gets big money to fix water problem in Cabarete, Sosua and Montellano

    For the first 10 years of living in Cabarete, we had about 40 lbs of water pressure. Then it started to fall off and I had to use our cistern (about 5,000 gallons) , pressure tank and pump on occasion and now they are needed all of the time because the pressure is barely at 10 lbs. So the government gives a sum of money to the corrupt water company to "fix the problem" in Cabarete, Sosua and Montellano. What are the chances anything will change?


    15 January 2020
    CORAAPPLATA tries to solve water supply problems
    According to engineer Julio Pérez and Engineer Onesimo Reyes of the tap water company CORAAPPLATA, they are currently working hard to improve the water supply for Montellano, Sosúa and Cabarete. The company recently received a large amount of money from the government for the purchase of new pumping installations. With this, the water supply for Montellano can be restored. The problems in Las Caobas, in Bella Vista and Los Cerros in Sosúa are now being tackled. Nothing is said about remedying the water problems in the Playa Chiquita neighborhood.

    There, the hotels (including the Voramar hotel) are forced to have a water truck come by every day (1500 pesos at a time).

    https://www.sosuanews.com/index.php?id=5792&article=1

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    There is zero chance they will fix anything without bringing in professionals.
    Right now someone has excavated an 8" steel main in Los Cerros with a leaking coupling which putts out several hundred gallons a minute which is also destroying the adjacent road.
    They evacuate the water from the hole with cut off milk jugs. You think a water company would have a submersible pump and a generator ? They won't fix anything, in fact they likely will only make things worse.

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    Best is not getting water and still getting billed and have to pay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    There is zero chance they will fix anything without bringing in professionals.
    Right now someone has excavated an 8" steel main in Los Cerros with a leaking coupling which putts out several hundred gallons a minute which is also destroying the adjacent road.
    They evacuate the water from the hole with cut off milk jugs. You think a water company would have a submersible pump and a generator ? They won't fix anything, in fact they likely will only make things worse.
    It always makes me laugh (not really, it's pretty sad) when they first say that there is drought and we need to save water and then we pass by some huge leaking pipe spitting all the water to the street. Of course, it will stay like that for weeks... No amount that I'd try to save makes up for the leaks they have in the big pipes, IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    Best is not getting water and still getting billed and have to pay!
    What would they do if you don't pay, threaten to turn your water off.......

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    This is what happens when a government agency supplies water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh2203 View Post
    It always makes me laugh (not really, it's pretty sad) when they first say that there is drought and we need to save water and then we pass by some huge leaking pipe spitting all the water to the street. Of course, it will stay like that for weeks... No amount that I'd try to save makes up for the leaks they have in the big pipes, IMO...
    If it were only weeks no problem, it's years...... and no change

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    What would they do if you don't pay, threaten to turn your water off.......
    I say same thing too ,I get a bill every month even though I have a well, best is it varies between 140-250 a month who the
    Fuc€ comes up with this charge amount ....
    PS my friend pays his bill even though he trucks water in bi weekly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    I say same thing too ,I get a bill every month even though I have a well, best is it varies between 140-250 a month who the
    Fuc€ comes up with this charge amount ....
    PS my friend pays his bill even though he trucks water in bi weekly!
    I'm pretty sure they just guess at the bills. After meters were installed in my street, I was expecting a big increase, but not so, just a small variation each month. Then in the summer this year we emptied the pool to repaint it and had a hose running for three days to refill it. The monthly bill was about the same as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    I'm pretty sure they just guess at the bills. After meters were installed in my street, I was expecting a big increase, but not so, just a small variation each month. Then in the summer this year we emptied the pool to repaint it and had a hose running for three days to refill it. The monthly bill was about the same as usual.
    Well, if in doubt, it is easy to check the meter at your intake, it has a counter. I have never bothered, but after reading the above I checked the value of the meter and looked at my last invoice. The invoice contains the last readings and what is consumed last month. Invoice and meter readings match.
    I do not have a pool and pay only about 100 pesos/month for what I consume + the fixed fee
    If I double the consumed amount for any reason it is still only 100 pesos more, 500 pesos instead of 400 pesos monthly, not breaking the bank.

    No guesswork needed.

    btw, I did not experience any day last year without water delivered, although low pressure three days almost every week. I can’t complain as I feel lucky

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