New aqueduct to give Rome water security for 100 yrs

Peschiera aqueduct to be doubled

(ANSA) - Rome, September 17 - A new aqueduct is to give Rome water security for the next 100 years, Mayor Virgina Raggi and ACEA water company told a press conference Monday.
    The new pipeline will entail doubling the current Peschiera aqueduct which currently supplies the Italian capital with 80% of its water, they said.
    The project, which was first mooted 20 years ago, will hopefully get under way in the spring of 2020, ACEA CEO Stefano Donnarumma said.
    "From that moment it will take at least four years to build the aqueduct," he said.
    Rome was forced to briefly turn off its 'nasoni' street fountains because of a water sh0rtage this summer.


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