6th and 1st Pumping lines - Montevideo
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.