The executive president of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), Doriel Pagán Crespo, announced today the improvement and optimization project to be carried out at the Ponce Nueva filter plant.
“The works consist of improvements to all the treatment units of the plant to optimize the processes of clarification, filtration, disinfection and distribution of treated water to customers who are supplied by this facility,” said the executive in written statements.
“With this important project that will have a duration of two years and a federal investment of $ 11,744,646 from the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWSRF, in English) we will benefit 51,430 clients of the Señorial City,” he added.
It was indicated that the announced improvements will ensure compliance with the federal Safe Water Act (SDWA) and include an increase in hydraulic capacity at the plant entrance. In the same way, the chemical injection systems will be rehabilitated, the clarifiers of the plant will be made more efficient by installing new equipment, the eight filters will be rehabilitated, including the replacement of the filter medium and the underdrain system. In addition, control valves will be replaced, new instrumentation and monitoring equipment will be installed, and a new control system will integrate all treatment units.
“With this project we are certainly taking a step in the right direction. This investment responds to a claim that we have been making about such an important matter and that is part of the quality of life of our people. I thank the President of the Authority, engineer Doriel Pagán, and Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced for addressing this situation that we classify as vitally important and that benefits a large part of our rural area, ”said the mayor of Ponce, María E. Meléndez Altieri.
Among the sectors that will be benefiting are Las Delicias, Casamía, Marueños, Magüeyes, El Madrigal, Lomas de Country Club, Estancias del Golf Club, La Lula, Villa Paraíso, Pastillo, Cerca del Cielo, highway 132 towards Peñuelas, Quebrada del Agua , Jardines del Caribe, Villa Delicias, La Providencia, Punto Oro, Baramaya, La Matilde and Punta Diamante.
Other sectors are El Tuque, Tamarindo, PR-2 highway to Guayanilla, the urban area, Villa Machuelo, La Rambla, Barriada Ferrán, Aristides Chavier residential, Ramos Antonini residential, Río Canas, La Alhambra, Perla del Sur, Riberas de Bucaná, Villa Elena, Flamboyanes, Maragüez neighborhood and Pueblito Nuevo.
Also, Cantera, La Guadalupe, Santa Clara, La Playa, Villa Esperanza, Cast Anaida, Bella Vista, El Tamarindo, Mercedita, Santa Rosa, Hill Crest, Clausells Campo Alegre, Brisas del Caribe, Alta Vista, Starlight, Buena Vista, residential Lirios del Sur, López Nussa residential, Dr. Pila residential, San Lucas II Hospital, Damas Hospital, Jaguas, Quebrada Limón and Constancia.
If more information is needed, AAA subscribers can contact the Customer Service Telephone Center from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm at 787-620-2482, at 1-877-411-2482 (Isla) or 787 -751-8125 for the hearing impaired.