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New Capture and Dam Clean..

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Municipality is doing something to guarantee cleaner piped water in the future, because this month workers are putting the finishing touch to a new spring-box or water capture box from a little creek near where the normal dam capture is taking water for the community. The idea is that in times of highly turbulent water in the main ‘ojo de molino’ river (during the rainy season), the dam capture will be shut off and water going to the community would mainly come from the small creek. See pictures below..

 

Also, tons of sand and sediment get caught up behind the dam that’s used to feed into the sedimentation tanks. The only way to try to clean out from behind this structure is to first drain some of the water (see below), then go in with shovels and buckets.

Drain the dam to get at the sediment behind it.  It all takes alot of time and folks willing to get messy.

Drain the dam to get at the sediment behind it. It all takes alot of time and folks willing to get messy.

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Written by galbavy

August 24, 2014 at 7:16 am

Posted in Water System

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