Incatema begins to install the piping for the potable water system of the city of Jérémie (Haiti)

11 March, 2021

Incatema Consulting & Engineering has initiated the works to install 20 km of new piping for the distribution of drinking water to the city of Jérémie (Haiti), progressing in line with the established programme. Execution of this project, agreed last November and estimated to conclude in 14 months, also contemplates the renewal of the infrastructure of existing tanks, demolition and rehabilitation of more than 10,000 m2 of tile paving, concrete, and asphalt, modernising 2,000 existing connections and supplying the equipment and installation of 1,000 new connections.

Close to 134,317 inhabitants of Jérémie in Haiti will benefit from the outcome of the works that the company is undertaking in the context of the programme to rehabilitate this city’s potable water system. This is a turnkey project valued at 2.4 million euros, commissioned by Haiti’s National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) with funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), as previously reported by us here.

“As in all of its engineering projects, Incatema Consulting & Engineering contributes to sustainability by using equipment that favours the achievement of the SDGs. In this specific case, with the commitment to improve access to potable water in Jérémie”, notes the company’s Director of Infrastructures, Fernando Díaz. “Let us remember that the drinking water supply in Haiti’s rural zones is the lowest in the western hemisphere. Only 60% of the population has access to an improved source of drinking water, i.e. 20% less than in the rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, according to data of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF”.