Dry season in Panama continues: Idaan limits water in Chame

As dry season in Panama continues it is important to preserve water, as areas throughout Panama like Chame are suffering from drought with limited potable drinking water available in the district.

The Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan) warned that the productivity throughout Panama has been affected, specifically in Chame, as rivers are drying up. 

According to officials in the province of Panama Oeste, specifically Chame, the water treatment plant is suffering from lack of water as Chame river does not have enough water to supply the plant. 

"In Chame, work is being done intermittently and levels have recovered a little as a result of a trigger dam." 

In Chame, Idaan will be offered on a schedule from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm with 60% operation and from 6:01 am to 4:59 am at 50% to allow the Chame river to recover its production, explained the director of Panama Oeste, Marta AlbarracĂ­n. 

With limited water, the Municipality of Chame has already enabled the cistern service for communities that are supplied from the Idaan and rural aqueducts. 

The best way to help the situation is to preserve water the best way you can.

PHOTO of Chame River