The issue of the provision of potable water to homes, hotels, businesses, institutions, and other customers of APUA, was also addressed.
Although new polyurethane pipes have been ordered, Cabinet immediately agreed to provide the APUA with an additional $400,000 to reduce the liability to the suppliers of the replacement pipes.
When the repair of rotten and broken pipes begins, the APUA advises that inconvenience to pedestrians, drivers and businesses will be inevitable; the surfaces of the streets in Point, Ottos, Camacho Avenue, and Montrula will have to be disturbed in order to gain access to the broken pipes below.
However, where nearly 20% of the produced water goes to waste because of broken and leaky old pipes, it makes good sense to replace them in quick time, Cabinet was again told.
APUA now supplies more than 7,000,000 gallons of potable water daily.
The object of the additional Reverse Osmosis plants and the repairing of the delivery system is to ensure a continuous supply to all seven days per week for 24 hours each day.
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