enlargement project for Bucaramanga´s aqueduct makes use of the
Manco, Oro and Hato Rivers, that pertain to the Magdalena River basin,
and the Piedras Blancas, Antalá and Guayabales creeks, pertaining
to the Arauca River basin all of which are located in the Berlin highlands.
The entire development is located east of the City of Bucaramanga, Colombia.
The project includes construction of a resevoir in the highlands and
the conveyance system of the rivers and creeks to down to the Mensulí
Water supply works: Includes the 31 Mm³ Piedras Blancas reservoir
that is impounded by means of a 70.5-m high, 2.5 Mm³ rock fill
dam; diversion and conveyance of the Guayabales River towards the reservoir
and the reservoir-Manco River and Manco River-Oro River conveyance systems.
The total length of the conveyance system is 20 km, of which 7.9 km
are open channels, 9.6 km are tunnels with lengths varying between 1.7
km and 5.1 km and the remaining portion, are pipes. These conveyances
yield a total 5.7 m³/sg.
Power generation works. These are a by-product of the water supply works
as a result of the use made of the topographic conditions of the proyect
area. Therefore, and to make use of a potential 467 m head, a surface
powerhouse will be built with a capacity of 20 MW.
INGETEC, in a joint venture with ETA, undertook the feasibility studies
and the tender designs for bidding purposes as well as the detail designs
for the water suplí and power generation works.
Compañia de Acueducto Metropolitano de Bucaramanga (Bucaramanga
Metropolitan Aqueduct Company).
Bucaramanga, Santander (Colombia).