July 5, 2017
A PERMASTORE® Glass-Fused-to-Steel tank was chosen to improve the drinking water system in Chichigalpa in Western Nicaragua. More than 7,800 families will have their day-to-day living conditions improved through the benefits provided by this new water storage tank. The Nicaraguan Aqueduct and Sewer Company (Enacal) reported that this project includes the construction of the PERMASTORE® tank, three wells and the improvement of 15kms of distribution networks. Once the project is completed, it is expected to guarantee water supply 24 hours a day to local families. The total project investment is US$6.2m. Chichigalpa has been known for its problems with water supply so it is convinced that, when solving the issue of water scarcity, this will raise the quality of life of its inhabitants improving their health conditions.
Permastore’s local Distributor COMPAÑIA HIDRAULICA (known as COHISA) completed the installation of the tank. COHISA’s main focus is on environmental problems and the protection of water as a resource. COHISA consider respect for the environment as part of their social responsibility and their mission is to offer realistic and sustainable solutions over time.
COHISA provide innovative solutions in water treatment engineering, applying technology and specialised knowledge, which generate value to customers, through a team of professionals with excellence and ethics, as well as having international support. In this particular case, technical assistance was received from Permastore, through the presence of a Service Engineer on site during construction of the tank. COHISA´s policy is to hire local workers to generate local and regional employment, leaving those workers trained and with the capacity to do similar jobs in the country.
The PERMASTORE® Glass-Fused-to-Steel tank was chosen for its low maintenance, high-durability coating which results in reduced lifetime costs of maintaining the tank, once in operation making it the ideal choice for projects like this one.
Permastore and its Distributors are committed to being involved with projects that contribute to the improvement of water and wastewater infrastructure for residents and which benefit communities. To discuss your next water storage project, get in touch with us and find out how a PERMASTORE® tank can play an integral part to help with tackling the global water crisis, improving infrastructure and helping to ensure that all the population have access to a safe water supply.