Havana, Jun 5 .- The Cuban Government prioritizes guaranteeing the water service to the population with a required quality, Granma newspaper reports.
Despite the intense drought that the country suffers, the efforts to provide drinking water to 8 million 35 thousand 397 Cubans (25 thousand 400 more than in 2015) are significant, through the aqueduct systems of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH), the newspaper adds.
Granma highlights the stability achieved in the treatment of wastewater, the continuity of chlorination and the drinking quality index, which remained above 96 percent, according to a report summarizing the main results of environmental activity in the country during the last year.
In this respect, the chlorine-soda plant of Villa Clara (center), which is the only one of its kind in Cuba responsible for producing chlorine, alumina and other vital resources to guarantee the sterility of the vital liquid, played an important role.
According to the report, 2 thousand 484 population settlements are being benefited with water purified in INRH's different facilities, which is also the result of the discreet recovery of the loss reduction program, and hydrometry, in addition to the rehabilitation processes. (Prensa Latina)