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6th and 1st Pumping lines - Montevideo

Category: 
PVC-O Pipes
Type of water application: 
Potable water supply
Year: 
2013
Country: 
Uruguay
Region: 
Montevideo
Constructor: 
TEYMA - ABENGOA
Promoter: 
OSE Obras Sanitarias del Estado
Engineering: 
OSE Obras Sanitarias del Estado
Total length (m): 
18,702
DN (mm) and PN (bar): 
315 mm
12,5 bar
400 mm
12,5 bar
500 mm
12,5 bar
630 mm
12,5 bar
200 mm
16 bar
250 mm
16 bar
500 mm
16 bar
Description: 

The supply of drinking water to the city of Montevideo, as well as to the major cities and towns in the Canelones Department (Canelones, Pando, Toledo, Suarez, Progress, Cerrillos, La Paz, Las Piedras, Ciudad de la Costa and Costa de Oro to Salina, Cap. Juan A. Artigas, etc.) is done from the Water Treatment Plant located in the town of Aguas Corrientes, near the city of Canelones and distant about 50 km from the city of Montevideo.

This drinking water system, called "MONTEVIDEO SYSTEM" serves more than 1:700.000 inhabitants, i.e. more than half of the population of Uruguay.

The transport of water from the Water Treatment Plant to the cities that form the System was carried out by four large pipes and different materials, called "1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th PUMPING LINES" in order according to its age, with diameters ranging from DN610 mm (1st Pumping Line) to DN1520 mm (4th Pumping Line).

In the 1st and 6th pumping lines TOM® PVC-O pipes DN200-630 mm at pressures of 12.5 and 16 bar have been supplied.