Water Distribution

The distribution lines are designed in two stages.

Northern Line: It corresponds to the first stage of the distribution project.

It consists of an underground pipeline approximately 166 km long for the transport of pressurized water.

It includes a pumping station that will re-pump the water from the municipality of Copiapó to the municipality of Diego de Almagro.

It has the capacity to convey up to 1,900 liters per second in the first section of its route (27 km long) and up to 700 liters per second in the second section of its route (139 km long).

Six (6) emergency pools along the route and one (1) at the pumping station.

A Terminal Station, where the transported water will be received and water delivery to third parties will take place.

Electric power supply, substations, and transmission to the booster station.

A service road is planned to accompany the water line, providing access for maintenance and operation review.

Eastern Line: Second stage of the distribution project.

The aqueduct will connect to a pumping system already considered in a pumping station on the Northern Route.

A 192 km underground pipeline with respective service roads for pipeline construction and maintenance, delivering water to the Cordillera area near the Maricunga Salt Flat.

In total, it will have 5 pumping stations, overcoming more than 3,000 meters of altitude.

Four (4) Water Delivery Terminals or stations, where the transported water will be received and water delivery to third parties will take place.

Three (3) drainage pools along the route and one (1) emergency pool located at each pumping station.

A service road is planned to accompany both the water and electrical lines, providing access for maintenance and operation review.