The Panama Canal Takes Preventive Measures For Their Water Use

Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 03:55 pm EDT

Contributed by: Anonymous

In addition to complying with the orders established by the Public Services Authority regarding energy saving measures, the Panama Canal Authority took other actions to reduce water consumption in its operations.

One of these actions is to suspend hydraulic assistance to ships during their exit through the locks. During this process they will lift the stern of the ships by injecting water into the back of the lock.

Similarly, the lockage programming will be increased to two ships simultaneously.

The ACP has notified all its customers about the extent of the dry season. He said so far there are no restrictions on the transit of ships, "either in number or in draught." (Telemetro)

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