Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and the executive president of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), Doriel Pagán Crespo, announced the construction of a project to relocate a segment of drinking water pipeline in the communities of Parada 27 and Barrio Obrero Marina, as Part of the infrastructure improvements and measures required prior to dredging and channeling the Martin Peña (CMP) pipe.
“This is one of the many social justice projects that we have tried to carry out in communities whose inhabitants have created deep social ties, and which are necessary to promote the quality of life and economic development of the area. We are grateful for the commendable work of the AAA team and the Martín Peña Canal Link Project Corporation for making these important projects a reality, in favor of the inhabitants and visitors of the area, ”said the governor.
Pagán Crespo highlighted that “this project is carried out as part of the work of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project and in collaboration with the Caño Martín Peña Link Project Corporation. The project represents for the AAA, the commitment with the community and the ecosystem. This is the third project carried out by AAA in the CMP ”.
Rehabilitation of the potable water pipeline includes an increase from 36 ”to 42” in diameter in 400 linear feet increasing capacity.
This project has an investment of 4,835,370.00 under combined funds between the AAA and the Enlace Corporation, of which 3,289,000.00 correspond to construction costs.
For his part, the executive director of the AAA Metro Region, Roberto Martínez Toledo, explained that “since the existing pipeline crosses the CMP at an elevation greater than the proposed depth after dredging, it will be necessary to deepen it to make way for the canalization and dredging project ”.
The AAA informed that the culmination of the project to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer system by vacuum of Barrio Obrero Marina in order to optimize the operation and maintenance of the system.
The transfer of the project to the AAA is part of an agreement with the Highway Authority which in turn provided part of the necessary funds.
This project provides sanitary sewers to 669 families in the Barrio Obrero Marina community.
“Rehabilitation projects like this reaffirm our commitment to improve the quality of life by offering communities an adequate health service, which in turn contributes to the well-being and conservation of our environment. Since the works have been completed, the AAA will be in charge of the operation and maintenance of the system to guarantee full compliance with the regulations of the environmental agencies, ”explained Pagán Crespo.