Start of works on the rehabilitation programme for the drinking water system of Jeremie in Haiti

21 January, 2021

This January Incatema Consulting & Engineering will begin works on the rehabilitation of the drinking water system of the town of Jeremie in Haití, whose budget amounts to 2.4 million euros to be financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) for Haiti’s National Directorate of Potable Water and Sanitation (DINEPA).

This project will benefit more than 134, 317 inhabitants who “thanks to the town’s rehabilitated drinking water system will see significant improvements in the water supply to this city, making use of top quality materials made in Europe and transported to Haití by sea”, points out the Director of Infrastructures at Incatema Consulting & Engineering, Fernando Díaz.

Rehabilitation of the Drinking Water System for Jeremie will 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. 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.

Incatema Consulting & Engineering will provide all personnel to carry out the works, in addition to the technical equipment. 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.

This action falls within the framework of the HTI-00-3 Bilateral Programme of the Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation that the Spanish Cooperation Agency has been implementing in the country since 2009.