LG Sonic Partners with President Nayib Bukele’s Government to Safeguard the Lempa River Basin

LG Sonic, a pioneering leader in algae control water, is thrilled to announce the successful implementation of innovative algae control systems in collaboration with the Government of President Nayib Bukele. This project aims to ensure the quality of water in the Lempa River, marking a significant leap forward in water quality improvement for the entire Central American region.

Rubén Alemán, President of the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA), William Duncan, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, and Christopher Cushing, Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), along with Yousef Yousef, CEO of LG Sonic, supplier of algae monitoring and control solutions, unite their efforts to enhance the water quality in the Lempa River basin.

“The algae monitoring and control buoys, strategically positioned in the Lempa River, exemplify our commitment to advancing water solutions. We are proud to contribute to the first-ever installation of such technology in a surface water body used for drinking water, setting a new standard for water quality in the region” remarked Alemán.

The buoy system, powered by solar energy and utilizing advanced ultrasound technology, reinforces quality control protocols at the Torogoz Drinking Water Treatment Plant. Each buoy, covering an impressive area of up to 500 meters in diameter, effectively eliminates up to 90% of microalgae, preventing their proliferation and ensuring safer water for consumption.

“The United States government is financing the Upper Lempa River Basin project, a regional initiative designed to enhance the quantity and quality of water in the Lempa River (…). These three buoys will provide real-time information about the river’s condition,” stated Duncan.

Yousef added, “Our partnership with the Government of President Nayib Bukele underscores our commitment to environmental sustainability and technological innovation. This project not only reduces the reliance on chemical treatments but also contributes to the well-being of over 1.5 million residents in the Metropolitan Area of San Salvador.”

This initiative was made possible through collaboration with Winrock International under the Upper Lempa River Basin project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“We are honored to be at the forefront of this project, and our buoy system will continue to provide real-time insights into the river’s condition, furthering our collective efforts towards a sustainable and clean water future,” concluded Yousef.