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Santo Domingo.- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday recommended restructuring the country’s water systems to improve quality, because in its view, what reaches households isn’t suitable for consumption.

In its report "Critical points for the vulnerability and climate change in Dominican Republic," the USAID reveals that since over 90% of the water supplied to households isn’t suitable, the Government should install integrated water source management plants and engage local populations.

It also recommends a review of the water delivery systems, reduce the use of agrochemicals and restructure distribution systems.

The USAID notes that 90.94% of Dominican households have no regular supply of safe drinking water and only 11 provinces have stored water supply systems.

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Commenting on the USAID report, water treatment expert Jacinto Gerda revealed that more than 80% of Dominican Republic's aquifers are polluted by dumped waste. "One of the major water purification problems is the high pollution of supply sources, because as the result of deficient sanitary systems, the rivers have become sewage dumps."

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Written by: josean, 21 Aug 2013 3:45 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Ah but the USELESS METRO was the PrIority!


Long live the NARCO PLD!





Written by: RobertoJose, 21 Aug 2013 4:10 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
The proof is in the water.
Written by: Perception, 21 Aug 2013 5:53 PM
From: United States
"A" Legacy.

Honesty.

Shakespeare.

Note: "Metro" excuse to serve "Themselves".

No "Card" for the Main "Metro" man, I'll "Suggest Him to start going to the "Gim" I had an "Old Fellow" that wants to "Settle" some.

L©©K.™…
Written by: Danilo, 21 Aug 2013 7:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
"The proof is in the water."

I think you mean: "The poop is in the water."



Anyway, I'm sure Danilo will get on this right away!
Written by: BASTA, 21 Aug 2013 7:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
And do not drink bottled water!
Written by: Danilo, 21 Aug 2013 9:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
"And do not drink bottled water!"

Why not? They're great!!... just avoid the little water bags. The guys selling them touch them with their dirty hands.
Written by: danny00, 21 Aug 2013 11:32 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
U want clean Water?...... Keep the Dirty Ducks out of the Rivers and Lakes...,,, Quack.... Quack..... Quack......
Written by: Danilo, 21 Aug 2013 11:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
DoubleDong, get off my duck!!
Written by: JHCL2016, 22 Aug 2013 7:47 AM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


I'd rather pay $6.99 for my 12oz Fiji water in Manhattan!


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Written by: pelaut, 22 Aug 2013 7:59 AM
From: United States
U.S. AID Agency. Global Warming. Enough said.
Bring in the Russians. They might actually pay attention to the job at hand before propaganda.
Written by: JHCL2016, 22 Aug 2013 8:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


It's all part of the plan to privitize water which will cost more than oil... A gringo empresa got chased out of Ecuador for the same reasons.


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Written by: chilliwestaziz, 22 Aug 2013 9:27 AM
From: Jamaica
Had the water tested at my Uncle's house at the Metro Country Club, Juan Dolio back around 2009. The water came back full of contaminants and the bacteria count was high. They always drink bottled water but just imagine the orifices that this water gets into when you bathe. I guess its one of those things easy to ignore but if you think about it for half a minute, you will begin to see the importance of improving water quality. Remember, this is water that people use in a gated community; what about La Restauracion in SPM or streets like it?
Written by: BASTA, 22 Aug 2013 9:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence


I'd rather pay $6.99 for my 12oz Fiji water in Manhattan!== There should be a ban on that! They enslave the natives and destroy the land- Especially 5 gal plastic bottles. The type of plastic that is used leaches different chemicals into the water. Forget PVC!
Written by: JHCL2016, 22 Aug 2013 3:01 PM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!
chichiwiii,

Echale cloro a esa vaina, to'l mundo lo sabe!


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