July 29, 2021

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The Carraízo reservoir is six centimeters from entering the control level

The Carraízo reservoir of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) woke up this Monday with 37.26 meters of water, which means that it is only 6 centimeters from entering the control level that begins at 37.20 meters.

Although rains are expected today for some parts of the island, they will not be for the sectors of the Carraízo basin. The meteorologist Fernanda Ramos of the Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) pointed out that it will not be until Wednesday or Thursday when a tropical wave arrives that could leave significant accumulations of water in the eastern eastern towns.

No However, the expert stressed that however vigorous this wave may be, it may not be enough to alleviate the water deficit of the reservoir.

"We cannot advance if it will help us with the situation of the Carraízo reservoir, since we need an activity very significant and recurring in that area "he established.

The reservoir has been in operational adjustments since June 16, so it could enter the control level only two weeks after entering its current phase . The level of control means that AAA will have to start making scheduled service interruptions to extend the life of the reservoir.

The public corporation called a press conference for today at 1:00 p.m. at its headquarters in Hato Rey, but did not specify whether it will address the issue of possible rationing.

If an interruption plan for the Carraízo reservoir comes into effect, some 180,000 subscribers would be affected between the towns of San Juan, Trujillo Alto , Carolina, Canóvanas and Gurabo .

Another of the reservoirs facing a water deficit is that of Cidra, which today dawned with 401.5 meters of water, thus reaching only five centimeters from reaching the level of operational adjustments.

The Guajataca reservoir also suffered from the effects of the drought, but it is moving away from the level of operational adjustments due to the recent rains that have benefited the northwest area. For example, today it has 193.35 meters of water.

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