From a press release from the President of Panama,
Nearly 2 million dollars ($ 2 million) will be designated, via Conades, for improvement works at the Water Treatment Plant The Algarrobos and water intakes from the rivers David and Majagua, a commitment by the national government to equip community residents in the district of David with better quality and quantity of drinking water.
The works include the renovation of flocculators (construction of hydraulic flow screens), clarifiers, filters, chemical dosing systems, gauges and indicators as well as general works on: lights, generators, a 5 ton bridge crane with gallery pumps , elevated tank pumps, microbiology laboratories and wastewater tank for chemicals and materials, replacement of 2 valves to control the river flow lines, 150 thousand gallon subterraneous reservoir tank.
An agreement has been made to transfer resources to the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems in order to carry out water treatment works, buy equipment and renovate wells.
The new budget will be used to buy pumps to renovate wells, "... dredging rivers, purchase of equipment and chemicals needed to purify the raw water, well renovations and employment of at least 150 employees in key positions."
Tender specifications are being prepared for the construction of separate water treatments plant in Ngäbe Bugle and Soloy, with estimated costs of $35 million and $30 million.
The pipeline planned in the district of Ngäbe Bugle will be located on the Copper River, and in addition to this work, the streets in the area will be renovated and a bridge built in Buenos Aires, where electrification works will also be carried out.
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