IDAAN reported that the Chilibre plant will reduce its production by 50% on Saturday due to interconnection works from the Aguas Claras suction tank to the new module as part of the expansion project that will contribute 15 million gallons per day to the water treatment plant.
The works that involve the participation of divers to remove the flanges that were installed in the previous phase, have been scheduled from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will affect the supply with low pressure in the low points of the city of Panama and lack of drinking water at high points such as: Tumba Muerto road, Transístmica road, Clayton, La Locería, Betania, Los Angeles, Miraflores, Altos de Miraflores, Dos Mares, Villa de La Fuente 1 and 2, Santa María, Hato Pintado, San Francisco, Carrasquilla, Bella Vista, Altos de Panamá, Río Abajo, Parque Lefevre, Pueblo Nuevo, El Cangrejo and El Dorado.
Also, the high points of the district of San Miguelito, Panama North from Las Cumbres to Buena Vista and all the remote sectors of the network that comprise Panama East from Pedregal to Siesta de Tocumen will be affected.
As part of the contingency actions, an operation will be put into operation to supply Hospitals, Polyclinics and Health Centers through tank trucks. In addition, the coverage of the Miraflores water treatment plant will be expanded to guarantee supply to the Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid Metropolitan Hospital Complex, Santa Fe Hospital, Santo Tomás Hospital, National Hospital and Oncology Hospital.
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