Incatema begins work on the DWTP that will form part of the extension of the Navarrete aqueduct in the Dominican Republic

1 June, 2023

Incatema has just started working on the extension of the Navarrete aqueduct in the Dominican Republic, once the appropriate environmental permits have been obtained.

Incatema is initiating this project to rehabilitate the current drinking water supply system that supplies a total of seven towns in the Dominican province of Santiago, through the remodelling and extension of the Sabana-Navarrete aqueduct, which came into service in 1987. Thanks to the modernisation of this infrastructure, in consortium with the company J. Fortuna, the current deficiencies in its operation will be corrected and the supply capacity will be increased to respond to the population growth experienced in this area.

Specifically, the company will undertake the construction of a drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) that will use a rapid filtration system with a capacity to treat 300 litres per second. In addition, Incatema will also build the water pipeline from the treatment plant to the regulating reservoir.

It is a project promoted by the Instituto Nacional De Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados (INAPA), with a budget of more than 9 million euros, as we already reported here.

According to Fernando Díaz, Incatema's Director of Infrastructures, "this project, whose technology is based on a gravity pumping system, will improve the pressure, quantity and quality of water that more than 150,000 residents of Navarrete and surrounding areas will receive in their homes, and will do so in a sustainable and environmentally efficient way, in accordance with the mandate of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Specifically, the project contributes to SDG 3, Health and Well-being and to SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, among other objectives".