Incatema to execute the rehabilitation programme for the drinking water system of the town of Jeremie in Haiti

29 November, 2019

Incatema Consulting & Engineering will be responsible for rehabilitating the drinking water system in the town of Jeremie, Haiti, benefitting more than 134, 317 inhabitants. This 2.4 million Euros project has been commissioned by the National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation of Haiti (DINEPA) with funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

Rehabilitation of the Drinking Water System for Jeremie is intended to improve the current system by renewing the infrastructure of existing tanks, implementing 20 km of new distribution system piping, demolishing and rehabilitating more than 10,000 sqm of paving in tile, concrete and asphalt, plus modernising 2,000 existing connections and providing the equipment and installation for 1,000 new connections.

Incatema Consulting & Engineering has undertaken moreover, to supply the human and technical resources required for all of the works in question. At the same time, the transformation of 10 vertical stream sources into huts and construction of 5 new ones is contemplated, along with the execution of inspection wells and installation of insulation valves for network sectorisation. The supply of drinking water in the rural zones of Haiti is among the lowest in the western hemisphere, with just 60% of the population having 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.