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Santiago.-  The lack of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bertha failed to quell the drought affecting Santiago and north region towns, which lowered the water level of dam Tavera to 315.50, or 40 centimeters below average.

The lack of rains has reduced the service to a trickle in the cities of Santiago and Moca, and in 19 other communities close to the hydroelectric, some lasting up to a week without potable water.

Officials of Santiago’s and Moca’s water utilities (Coraasan and Coramoca) called the rainfall insignificant and won’t raise the levels of the reservoirs.

Coraasan cautioned that as the result of the drought, the level of Tavera dam drops 20 centimeters daily, while nearby towns like Baitoa demand construction of a new aqueduct to regularize the service.

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 5 Aug 2014 11:10 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

"while nearby towns like Baitoa demand construction of a new aqueduct to regularize the service."

Don't you Folks understand that the USELESS METRO is the National Priority not DRINKING Idiots just don't know how to Conceptualize like NARCO Lie-onel!

Written by: Radar, 5 Aug 2014 11:41 AM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

If we're talking about the lack of water in cities, the greater concern here isn't not having enough, but that everyone and his brother, wants to tap into the local aqueduct. The leaky pipes along the supply lines into town, are a major loss of water.
But the worse part, is that costumers don't care about saving water.-- In my neighborhood, I've seen homes with water hoses flowing for hours, for no particular use or reason.

ALL homes around here, would keep their cistern full if only they spent a little to channel rain water into it... Mine is full, almost always.

We can learn and benefit by implementing strategies from nations that have to manage with far less water than we do. How do the rocks along the Lesser Antilles cope, for example.?
Written by: Tomas, 5 Aug 2014 3:55 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
So true Radar. Eavestroughs & a little piping are relatively cheap.
Written by: johnny, 6 Aug 2014 1:49 AM
From: Canada
Drip irrigation for produce. When the eater runs out, you have three days without water before you die, and three weeks without food before you die. Those that was ten then water at this time need too be brought to task
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