Plans are underway to build a water treatment plant in the Ancón district of the province of Panama that will include a raw water adduction line and potable water pipeline.
According to the interactive platform “Construction in Central America” complied by CentralAmericaData, the National Aqueduct and Sewer Institute of Panama (Instituto de Acueducto y Alcantarillados Nacionales) submitted an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) to build, in Ancon, a water purification plant that will include an intake point or catchment of raw water from the Chagres River, raw water adduction line to the water treatment plant, and potable water pipeline to Panama City. It will be developed within an easement of up to 20 meters, and an approximate length of 28.5 km.
According to the EIA, the project consists of the study, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Gamboa water treatment plant, which will have an input flow to the treatment plant of 85 MGD maximum.
The plant will produce a net flow of 60 MGD and will work with the infrastructure to be designed and built with a number of single operation units that will allow the plant to work even while units are out of operation due to maintenance, flocculation modules, sedimentation and filters to be determined according to the design.
According to the study, investment in the project will be approximately $239 million.
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