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Chaos In Panama City Over Lack Of Clean Drinking Water

Infrastructure UpgradesThe crisis over a lack of drinking water in Panama City has reached day 34 today. And, it's effecting the young and old, the rich and poor, equally. The decision to reduce the production at the Chilibre Water Treatment Plant down to 40% of capacity in order to clean out the sedimentation settling tanks put thousands of Panamanian families in check, who yesterday suffered the brunt of a crisis without precedent in history. Today, the state Institute of National Water and Sewerage is under scrutiny for its undeniable inefficiency, prompting the intervention of specialists from the Panama Canal Authority and the Fire Department in the search for the standardization of service.

Vice President Juan Carlos Varela announced yesterday the government has hired the services of additional water tanker trucks to meet demand in most areas with greater involvement in an operation coordinated by the Emergency Operations Center. Meanwhile, the evangelical leader Edwin Alvarez, in a special worship ceremony held at the Roberto Duran arena, asked the government to spend the $1.5 million dollars they had destined for Carnival celebrations this year on ways to find a solution to the water crisis.

The political opposition attacks 'laziness' of the Government and demerits the argument of the problems of water turbidity and sediment problems in Lake Alajuela. They wonder how, with the same problems, the Panama Canal Authority has been able to keep the water treatment plant at Miraflores running smoothly. (La Estrella)

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Chaos In Panama City Over Lack Of Clean Drinking Water
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11 2011 @ 02:19 PM EST

You want fresh bottled water,?

Aqua Viva on the Transistmica, next to the Jardin de Paz (Memorial Garden at Milla 8) is supplying purified water from its factory. A normal tank - the type that tops a water cooler - is filled for $4 and if you do not have a tank they sell non-returnable tanks for $10. Nice big tank . not sure of amount it holds - that could be used for something else or perhaps you could just keep refilling whilst this continues.

It is orderly and they have a steady line of customers. Transaction is quick and they take the tank to your car.

Chaos In Panama City Over Lack Of Clean Drinking Water
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11 2011 @ 11:29 PM EST

Funny how Edwin Alvarez is wishing and praying fro clean water, yet he hasn't paid the maintenance bill (that pays the water) in the apartment he owns in my building since March of 2010... 10 months overdue again, while I pay the water for the building in order to keep my water on.

Chaos In Panama City Over Lack Of Clean Drinking Water
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11 2011 @ 11:30 PM EST

Also, doesn't the Miraflores plant get their water from an entirely different lake?