Interamerican Water Day: Incatema connects drinking water network in the town of Jeremie (Haiti) to ensure supply for 30% of its population

29 September, 2022

Interamerican Water Day takes place every year on the first Saturday of October to raise awareness on the importance of drinking water and the need to improve its supply. This ephemeris was first set in 1992 as an initiative of the 23rd Interamerican Congress of the Interamerican Sanitation Engineering Association (AIDIS) due to the pressing urgency to raise awareness in this continent about the importance of water in their lives and engage governments, international agencies and private operators.

In line with this philosophy, Incatema Consulting & Engineering has already commissioned part of the modernised drinking water network in Jeremie, Haiti, ensuring effective supply for a third of this town’s homes.

The project to rehabilitate and extend drinking water network in Jeremie progresses despite the serious challenges that Haiti is facing. Incatema keeps on working to ensure that works are completed as soon as possible and be able to connect all homes to the extended and improved network and bring quality drinking water to all town inhabitants, according to the expected project results and in line with Sustainable Development Goal no. 6 of 2030 Agenda.

This project is carried out under contract with the National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA). Its budget is 2.5 million Euro, financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), as we mentioned here.

“The new drinking water network in Jeremie is a key infrastructure to improve hygiene and health conditions now that citizens can get quality water supply at home”, points out Fernando Díaz, Head of Infrastructures department at Incatema.

Incatema works in water supply and sanitation projects in Haiti since 2010 earthquake.