The work of the Santa Fe-Córdoba Aqueduct advances

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The work of the so-called “Stage I” of the interprovincial aqueduct, which will allow water to be transported from the Paraná River to Córdoba, continues in progress, with the objective of benefiting 410,000 inhabitants of both provinces.

In Coronda, province of Santa Fe, the initial tasks of collecting, cleaning and conditioning traces were carried out.

While on the properties where the treatment plants and intake works are located, the development of detailed engineering.

Currently, the installation of 1,700 mm diameter pipes is being carried out in the raw water aqueduct section that goes from the intake work to the water treatment plant.

In addition, in parallel, excavation work began for the construction of the cisterns that will be located on the site of the water treatment plant.

It should be noted that in October of last year the construction contract was signed, beginning the work in Coronda, corresponding to Block A, the first of the eight that make up “Stage I”.

This first tranche is financed by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development for an amount of 50 million dollars.

Characteristics of “Stage I – Block A”

The initial works will establish the basic infrastructure for collection and purification of the system, directly benefiting more than 25,800 people.

The scope of Block “A” includes the execution of the water intake work, the water treatment plant, pumping station number 1, electrical supply works and the first section of the main aqueduct, along with the connecting branch to Coronda.

In the total of “Stage I” a 144-kilometer trunk pipeline will be built and another 345 kilometers of branches will be carried out.

This route will connect the towns of Coronda and San Francisco, providing water supply to 54 towns in both provinces: 33 in Santa Fe and 21 in Córdoba.

It is important to highlight that both provinces created the interjurisdictional entity Biprovincial Execution Unit – Santa Fe – Córdoba Interprovincial Aqueduct (UEB).

The Entity is made up of representatives from both provinces and is in charge of the bidding, contracting and execution process of the project.

In addition, it has the status of Executing Agency of the Project, in order to fulfill the objective of supplying drinking water in quantity and quality to more than 410,000 inhabitants in both provinces, once the first stage of the project is completed.

The work will extend from the new intake in the Paraná River system to the city of San Francisco, connecting to the existing aqueduct network in the northeastern area of ​​the province of Córdoba.

In addition, the civil works are contemplated that will allow the extension in a second stage to reach the city of Córdoba.

Background

In addition to the mega-project of the biprovincial aqueduct, Córdoba is in the midst of developing a strategic plan for 11 new trunk aqueducts, of which several have already been inaugurated and others are in progress.

In this way, the current scheme of supply sources will be reinforced in the face of the threats of climate change.

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