Incatema starts the concreting works of the elements comprised in the Navarrete DWTP in the Dominican Republic

18 January, 2024

Once the final environmental permits have been obtained, and the general earthworks phase have been completed, Incatema has already started the concreting works of the most important elements comprised in the drinking water treatment plant of the Navarrete aqueduct, in the Dominican Republic, among them we can emphasise the future chlorination chamber and the future filtration system.

These works consist of the localised excavations of each of the different elements comprised in the facility, as well as the construction of the foundations, walls and upper slabs that are included, through the manufacture and installation of reinforced concrete.

All this will conclude the modernisation of the Navarrete aqueduct, an infrastructure that entered service in 1987 and supplies water to 7 localities in the province of Santiago. The infrastructure upgrade, a project that Incatema is carrying out together with Fortuna, will correct current deficiencies in the supply of these areas and will expand the supply capacity to respond to the population growth experienced in this region of the Dominican Republic.

"This is a fundamental project to guarantee better access to drinking water for the population in an area hampered by problems of scarcity and contamination aggravated by scarce investment in technological development and, fundamentally, by the impact of climate change on the hydrological cycle, which causes an increase in drought," says Mr Fernando Díaz, director of infrastructure projects at Incatema.

The Navarrete aqueduct DWTP expansion project has been promoted by the Instituto Nacional De Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados (INAPA), with a budget of more than 9 million euros, as we have already reported here.