The positive side to all the recent rains


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Feb 20, 2019

The operations director at the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewage Corporation (CAASD), Luis Salcedo says that all Greater Santo Domingo aqueducts are operating at full capacity. He explained the recent heavy rains have been a blessing. He said drinking water production has been steady at above 400 million gallons a day, even when some systems have temporarily shutdown due to water turbidity.

Salcedo spoke of the Haina-Manoguayabo, Isa-Mana-Duey, Barrena de Salinidad, Isabela, and the eastern Santo Domingo aqueducts. He also mentioned the Valdesia-Higuey system. He observed that, for instance, Valdesia and Jigüey turbines have been operating 24 hours a day, because Nizao and Maomita rivers, which feed this complex, are producing more water than the demand for both drinking water and agricultural irrigation. He said the Valdesia-Santo Domingo aqueduct has been operating at full capacity...

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Dec 5, 2013
Drinking water? Funny...

That's one thing I have never understood. Why is "agua potable" translated as "drinking water"? Why are all the botellones then there and sold?? In English, I think you would call the water "tap water", which would be "agua del grifo" in Spanish.