Lima’s Water and Sewerage Service (Sedapal) announced to the public that starting next Friday, October 6, drinking water will be cut off in 22 districts of Metropolitan Lima, with the aim of carrying out interconnection work, which will allow the service to be optimized. “Next Friday, October 6th, Cedapal will stop service in 22 districts of Lima as it connects a new 2-meter diameter pipeline and activates two connections to improve drinking water supply to southern Lima districts. ., which will increase supply through the reinforcement transmission lines of the ATARJEA-Villa El Salvador matrix”The company informed through an official statement.
Now, as many citizens are uncertain as to which districts will be affected, The agency responsible for providing drinking water services has developed an app called ArcGIS that aims to allow users to see if their district is on a list of water restrictions.
How can I check if my district will be shut off?
A citizen can find out if a service restriction affects them simply by placing it Distribution number on the ArcGIS platform, which will show service disconnection points and nearby distribution points. Also, you can see the location of hydrants and water wells.
Sedapal said The app will be available to all citizens from Wednesday, September 27.
What steps will Sedapal take to provide water to the affected citizens?
The company coordinates distribution activities. Its plan includes 102 collection points, located around areas affected by service cuts. Additionally, its program includes 120 tanker trucks that will be tasked with supplying water to public hospitals, health facilities, prison centers and educational institutions.
On the other hand, Sedapal explained that water service will be restored gradually in the next 36 to 96 hours in the districts where the cut will be made.
“The company plans that the execution of the task will last twelve hours from 10 am to 10 pm. Also, taking into account the start-up of the plant and the filling of the primary and secondary water networks, “the reconstruction will be carried out gradually by the service departments.”That was stated in detail in the report.
Which are the districts without water?
22 districts without basic water service due to cuts by Sedapal: Barranco, Surquillo, La Molina, Ate, La Victoria, Miraflores, San Isidro, San Luis, El Agustino, Rímac, San Martín de Porres, Cieneguilla, Santa Anita, Villa El Salvador, Independencia, San Juan de Lurigancho, San Borja, Surco , from San Juan de Miraflores, Villa María del Triunfo, Lurín and Chorrillos.
It is important to mention that out of all the districts mentioned, service can be restored within 48 hours only in 18 districts due to geographical situation. In the districts of San Martín de Porres and San Juan de Luricanjo, this action will not be common, as the cut will be carried out only in certain sectors in both districts.
What is Sedapal?
CEDABAL, short for Lima Water and Sewerage Service, is a private government agency that carries out its work with the firm objective of improving the quality of life of the people living in Lima and Kalaw. Its central mission is a commitment to protecting the natural environment, combining both efficient management and water harvesting, as well as proper management of wastewater, its final disposal and reuse.