Acuatur applies practices: supplying water in Cap Cana

The geologist, Osiris de León, explained about the natural quality of the water, and how climate change has affected its alteration today, causing from droughts to its acidification, being a problem for the aqueducts and the reduction of the availability of this resource in tourist destinations.

He explained about the integral management of water in the Eastern tourist pole in general, presenting the system used in Cap Cana where the alternatives for the supply of drinking water have been the extraction of subway water through the drilling of wells, whose aqueduct system was designed applying good engineering practices and under the appropriate provisions established by the governmental regulatory and supervisory bodies of the same.

The expert’s statements, on the occasion of the celebration of World Water Day, were made during a talk with the Corporación de Acueductos Turísticos Juanillo (Acuatur), on awareness of the current water problems throughout the RD, droughts and subway water catchments due to the effects of climate change.

Julio Barranco, director of Acuatur, added that its main objective is to be an aqueduct that responds to the current and future demand of the destination, but also to remain sustainable and responsible over time.

He added that thanks to the topography of the destination city, the aqueduct has the capacity to distribute all the water by gravity without reusing pumps, which makes the use of energy unnecessary.

He also indicated that the wastewater treatment plant works aerobically, which means that it does not use any chemical element in the process, and that the decomposition of particles is carried Punta Cana 01out only with air and chlorine.

Meanwhile, Jorge Subero Medina, executive president of Cap Cana, emphasized the commitment of the destination city to sustainability, which is why he said that from the beginning the first thing that was thought of was a solid infrastructure for all services.

“As I have expressed on other occasions, Cap Cana has an underground service infrastructure, and in the case of Acuatur it is an aqueduct that is located at a sufficient distance from the sea to avoid salinization of the waters, but which was also designed to meet the needs of the community based on its growth,” he concluded.

It is recalled that Acuatur currently operates with five (5) wells located 13.65 kilometers from the coast, which pump water through a 400 mm diameter impulsion line. It also operates 30 pumping stations for the collection of 100% of the wastewater, which is then sent to a treatment plant and after treatment is reused for irrigation of the Punta Espada golf course, Los Establos Ciudad Ecuestre, the Las Iguanas golf course under construction, and other green areas of the destination.


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