February 28, 2021

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197 thousand AAA clients affected by storm | government

The executive president of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), Doriel Pagán Crespo, reported today that several systems are affected due to the intense rains reported in the past few hours, which maintains around 197 thousand subscribers with Intermittent drinking water service.

“The affected systems are those that have direct intakes from the rivers and as a result of the rains the dams are covered by vegetative material or debris. There is also the situation that the plants reflect high turbidity due to the floods of the rivers or the electrical service is interrupted; therefore, it cannot be distributed until the situation returns to normal, "explained the engineer.

In an interview with Lo Sé Todo, he also said that he expects that this restoration will begin for these clients from this afternoon.

According to Pagán Crespo, the systems affected due to this situation are:

Metro Region: Filter Plant (PF) Barrio Nuevo in Bayamón and PF Guzmán Arriba in Río Grande. [19659002] North Region: PF Río Arriba, PF Esperanza, PF Quebrada, PF Quebradillas, PF Santa Isabel, PF Lares Espino, PF Lares Urbana, PF Jayuya Urbana, PF Canalizo, P Roncador, PF Mamayes Utuado, PF Mameyes Limón, PF La Pica, PF Las Delicias, PF Morovis Sur, PF Cordillera, PF Cedro Arriba, PF Pozas, PF Sanamuertos, PF Corozal, PF Sabana Grande, PF Indiera Alta and PF Hatillo / Camuy. Likewise, the stations of the Urban system of Arecibo.

West Region: PF de Añasco, PF Lajas, PF Maricao, PF Monte del Estado, PF Guamá de San Germán, PF Guajataca de Isabela, and the PF Miradero in Mayagüez.

South Region: The Río Prieto and Rancheras filter plants in the municipality of Yauco, PF Jagua Ceiba, PF Rucio and PF Mal Paso in Peñuelas, PF Jagua Pasto in Guayanilla, FP Matrullas in Orocovis and FP Apeadero y Jagüeyes in Villalba. Similarly, the Adjuntas Nueva, Guilarte and Yahuecas FP in the municipality of Adjuntas. While in the municipality of Ponce, the PF Hogares Seguros, PF Real Anon and Guaraguao are affected by a blocked dam. In the municipality of Patillas the pump stations: Los Pollos, Marín1-4 and Jacaboa 1-4. The Villodas well in Guayama, the Cocos 3 and Parcelas Vázquez wells, as well as several pump stations in Salinas and the PF Lizas in Maunabo.

Eastern Region: PF Ceiba Sur and PF Juncos, PF Guayabota in Yabucoa, PF Humacao, PF Maizales in Naguabo, PF Culebra, PF Farallón and PF Cayey; PF Cidra, PF La Plata and PF Aibonito, PF Las Bocas in Barranquitas, PF Comerío and PF Morovis in Río Grande.

Once the increases in the rivers decrease, personnel from the respective operational areas will carry out cleaning the raw water intakes to extract material accumulated by runoff and start production in the affected plants.

Given the possibility of turbidity upon restoration of service, it is recommended to boil the water for three minutes prior to consumption. [19659002] If you need additional information, you can contact the Customer Service Telephone Center during your regular business hours, from 6:00 am at 11:00 p.m., by calling (787) 620-2482, or (787) 751-8125 for people with hearing problems.

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