Honduran national water authority Sanaa is replacing 1,500km of damaged pipelines with a donation from the Spanish government, Sanaa spokesperson Allan Aragón told BNamericas. The initiative has a budget of 14mn lempiras (US$735,702) and will be carried out in two neighbourhoods in capital Tegucigalpa. Sanaa is also carrying out key initiatives to improve Tegucigalpa’s water network with a US$40mn donation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
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Water levels in the Los Laureles and La Concepción reservoirs, serving Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, are at less than 30% of capacity. The situation has forced national water authority Sanaa to apply stricter water rationing measures.
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Honduran water authority Sanaa has started operating three deepwater wells to increase water supply to the inhabitants of capital Tegucigalpa. A drought is affecting Tegucigalpa due to the climate phenomenon El Niño . Sanaa will also increase water rationing.
In February 2010, local paper El Heraldo reported that Sanaa was considering using cloud seeding to induce rain to combat the severe drought.
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Water levels at the Los Laureles and La Concepción reservoirs, serving Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, are low and dropping fast. To combat the situation, Sanaa has implemented permanent water rationing in the capital and is fining people found stealing water from the system.
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Honduran national water authority Sanaa will increase water rationing throughout Honduras during 2010 due to the severe drought affecting the country. Some departments are currently receiving water once every three days, and Sanaa expects to begin increasing water cuts in January 2010.
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Honduran national water authority Sanaa may reject the EU’s donation of a wastewater treatment plant for capital Tegucigalpa due to faults in its design and construction, Sanaa director Jack Arévalo told BNamericas.
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Honduran national water utility Sanaa is to impose severe water rationing in capital Tegucigalpa due to low levels in reservoirs. The city will have access to potable water every other day, recently appointed Sanaa director Jack Arévalo Fuentes said.
The El Niño climate phenomenon, which has been affecting the country since May 2009, has caused water levels in the area’s reservoirs to drop by 36%. The drought is likely to continue until mid-2010, according to the country’s national meteorological service (SMN).
Adding to the problem is the fact that more than 50% of the city’s water supply is lost due to leaks in pipelines.
Sanaa is likely to close the year with a budget deficit of over 200mn lempiras (US$10.6mn), Arévalo Fuentes said. The deficit is due to high operational costs, particularly in paying personnel, a problem partly attributable to the inadequacies of the previous administration, according to Arévalo Fuentes.
Sanaa’s financial situation has been compounded by the withdrawal of funding from international organizations after the military coup in June 2009, former Sanaa director Jorge Méndez said.
Spain’s government was to provide 440mn lempiras, which was to be used to repair pipelines, and the World Bank was also to provide 100mn lempiras.
Source: BNamericas.com [subscription site], 19 Oct 2009