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Panama - Waste Disposal
Refuse collections are carried out regularly in urban areas but the frequency of collections will depend on the local authority. Some area may have refuse collected on a weekly basis and some will collect on a fortnightly basis. These services are now overseen by the Urban and Household Sanitation Authority (AAUD) and your local authority can give you additional information on how often these collections take place in your area.
The AAUD is a recently created department of government that will report directly to the President’s office and will be overseeing just Panama City in the first instance.
The sewerage systems are managed by the Institute for Water Resources and the Institute of National Water Supply and Sewerage Systems. If you are in a rural area then your drainage systems will be to septic tanks, while urban areas are connected to a sewerage system. Waste is transported to treatment plants for disposal. In very remote areas these systems are often not in place and it may be that waste is drained into rivers.
Waste disposal is an area in which there is to be a large amount of investment over the next few years, ensuring that the country will have the latest facilities and technologies in place as the population continues to grow.
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