CORAAPPLATA Cabarete to dig wells for more water

windeguy

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In the news last night on TV it was mentioned that CORAAPPLATA in Cabarete was going to dig wells to actually provide water.

It seems the residents of La Cienega (the illegal development on public park wetlands) complained that they have no water and it
makes things very hard for them. The nerve they have to complain about it!

As DR Solar has mentioned in threads where I have also complained and whined and bitched and moaned about such issues, I am not sure why the thousands in La Cienaga don't all just solve their own problems instead of having to complain to the government to provide the services. They can solve water and electricity problems there by all of them installing solar panels, charge controllers, battery inverter/charger systems and install wells with pumps). Or they could have just pumped in the swamp water they live on and next to in the public wetland. That might not be so good since the refuse and sewage from about 4,000 people flows into the public wetland. Oh well. In a manner of speaking.

Hopefully the wells will be completed and more water provided before the Cabarete Bypass is done.
 

chico bill

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Hopefully the wells will be completed and more water provided before the Cabarete Bypass is done.
In viewing the progress on the bipass would have me estimate a finish date of August of 2185. I am expecting the construction trailers to be removed any day now
 

windeguy

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In viewing the progress on the bipass would have me estimate a finish date of August of 2185. I am expecting the construction trailers to be removed any day now
Sad, but likely regarding the bypass. Three machines and three trailers still there last I passed.

Let us hope the wells will help the water issue sooner rather than later.
 

DR Solar

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Hey guy. All within 500 feet of sea level so odds of fresh water is very low. Wells within 300 feet of each other.
Since have not seen any sanitation lines or systems if they could be for that.
 

windeguy

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Hey guy. All within 500 feet of sea level so odds of fresh water is very low. Wells within 300 feet of each other.
Since have not seen any sanitation lines or systems if they could be for that.
RO systems being used? If they are salty at least they won't be able to pump the ocean dry.

And where is CORAAPPLATA going to be putting their wells? Time will tell if they turn out fresh or not.
 

DR Solar

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RO systems being used? If they are salty at least they won't be able to pump the ocean dry.

And where is CORAAPPLATA going to be putting their wells? Time will tell if they turn out fresh or not.
Don't know since they are in full time drilling but not plumbing. Only told of ONE good well in this area with clean water and knowing the person, don't believe her.
RO systems are expensive and require maintenance and the costs of the well pumps and systems add up fast.

I can not imagine nor come up with any cost justified costs for what they are doing other then cheap waist removal wells.
 

JD Jones

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Does Cabarete have potable water treatment plants?
 

windeguy

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Does Cabarete have potable water treatment plants?
I have no idea. I have never seen a water treatment plant of any kind in Cabarete, but I have only been here for 18 years. I suspect they have ways to filter out sediment from river water and not much else. Where they get the water from, I have no idea.

When it rains heavily for most of a week, that sediment is not filtered as well.

By potable, do you mean drinkable? I cannot imagine drinking the tap water in Cabarete (or anywhere in the DR) .
 

windeguy

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Don't know since they are in full time drilling but not plumbing. Only told of ONE good well in this area with clean water and knowing the person, don't believe her.
RO systems are expensive and require maintenance and the costs of the well pumps and systems add up fast.

I can not imagine nor come up with any cost justified costs for what they are doing other then cheap waist removal wells.
The intent mentioned on television news was to supply enough so called potable water so the people in La Cienaga stop bitching and moaning about a lack of water; In words you could appreciate, They used different language on TV. Cheap waist removal wells? That would not be good, would it?
 

Bob Boyd

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La Cienaga and the lagoon sit on top of the largest fresh water aquifer on the North Coast. It's not only La Cienaga that needs water, Perla Marina hasn't seen water in 7 weeks, along with many other areas.
 

windeguy

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La Cienaga and the lagoon sit on top of the largest fresh water aquifer on the North Coast. It's not only La Cienaga that needs water, Perla Marina hasn't seen water in 7 weeks, along with many other areas.
I know, but if you or I complain, people will tell you to dig a well. Our complaints certainly have no effect on the corrupt and inefficient CORRAPPLATA.

La Cienaga (an illegal development of thousands built on public park protected wetlands) complains and perhaps something will happen.

Why do they need a well at all when they can just run some tubes into the swamp?
 

jollyroger

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In viewing the progress on the bipass would have me estimate a finish date of August of 2185. I am expecting the construction trailers to be removed any day now
I calculated approximately the same ChicoB i took into account the Haitian earthquake that shook the earth speeding up sh11t....i concluded 2184+-5%.
 

windeguy

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Well,

Did CORAAPPLATA do any work yet to provide more water? Doesn't seem the case from what I can tell about the 5 to 10 lbs of pressure they barely provide at limited times.

Maybe some day.