November 26, 2020

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More areas of San Juan, Carolina, Trujillo Alto and Canóvanas will not have water

The Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) added more areas of San Juan, Carolina, Trujillo Alto and Canóvanas to the rationing plan to be implemented due to the low level of [19659004] Carraízo reservoir .

Interruptions will be scheduled in 24-hour periods one day yes and one day no from this Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 in the morning as reported. Other areas will begin on Friday, July 3 at the same time.

The AAA divided by zones A and B the places where the drinking water service will be suspended. Look at them below and their respective oases:

San Juan – Zone A
San Juan – Zone B
Carolina – Zone A
Carolina – Zone B
Trujillo Alto – Zones A and B [19659013] Canóvanas – Zones A and B

It is estimated that rationing will affect 140,000 AAA clients who receive water from the Sergio Cuevas filtration plant. This plant is fed by the Carraízo reservoir, the level of which has decreased due to the drought that affects a large part of the Island.

“Due to the lack of precipitation, the levels of the Carraízo reservoir have dropped considerably. This has caused the Sergio Cuevas filter plant to not receive enough water resources to cover the necessary production and supply all of its customers, ”said the executive president of the AAA, Doriel Pagán Crespo, in written statements. last Monday.

“As a preventive measure to manage the water shortage of the reservoir, we will begin the period of program interruptions for the sectors that are supplied by Carraízo, the reservoir that supplies the largest population in the metropolitan area. We reiterate the call to to make a prudent use of water and we exhort them to be moderate in their consumption, "said Pagán Crespo.

The governor Wanda Vázquez declared a state of emergency on last Monday for the entire island due to drought.

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