The National Aqueduct and Sewer Institute (Idaan) paralyzed this Sunday, operations in plants water treatment plants from the province of Western Panama, Darien Y Chepo, due to the increase in the level of sedimentation Y haze of the rivers that supply them.
It’s about the plants treatment Jaime Díaz Quintero of The Chorrera, and the one located in the district of Saint Charles, in West Panama.
Excess of turbidity and sediments prevented equipment from pumping in the tomas from raw water de water treatment plants they will work correctly, the Idaan reported.
The suspension from operations from the “Jaime Díaz Quintero” water treatment plant, affected the water supply to The Chorrera, corregimiento Juan D. Arosemena, Future City, Cerro Tigre, Chapala and township of Good views.
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On Saint Charles, the cessation of operations of the water treatment plant has affected the inhabitants of San Carlos downtown, River Sea, El Nance Y El Palmar.
While the plant from Laguna Alta, located in the district of Arraiján, its production in a 40% because electrical fluctuations. Because of this they affected the townships of New emperor, part of Juan D. Arosemena Y Cerro Silvestre.
According to an Idaan statement, staff from the institution perform the monitoring of the level and behaviour of the rivers in order to perform the jobs from cleaning in order to restart the process of production Y distribution.
The Idaan also reported that in Darien, the watermaker from Yaviza isoutside from service by the rising of the river. A similar case occurs with Tortí plant on Chepor, where the River ha sobrepasado your level affecting the equipment pumping from the raw water intake.
This situation makes impossible that plant do the process from purification and water distribution, thus maintaining discontinued the potable water supply in the town of Yaviza and in Tortí, indicated the Idaan.