May 14, 2021

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Weather conditions leave multiple sectors without water

The Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) reports that due to weather conditions, some drinking water distribution systems are out of operation. As a result, subscribers experience low pressures or interruptions in the drinking water supply.

Those municipalities where electrical service failures have been reported are likely to affect the drinking water service or at least experience low pressures. However, some systems have reserve tanks that will be supplying by gravity to the sectors that do not require pumping.

The affected systems in the Eastern Region are: Las Lechugas pump station (EB) in Caguas; EB Sumidero, EB Palma Sola and PF Minillas in Aguas Buenas; EB Booster in Gurabo, EB Higuerillo 1 to 5, EB Peña Pobre in Naguabo.

On the other hand, in the Western Region the affected systems are the Guajataca Filter Plant in Isabela, the pump station of Lake Calero, and the Maricao Filter Plant. The Leguízamo pump station in Mayagüez, which serves Leguízamo, La Vega and La Violeta, has also been affected. Other systems are still operating with a generator.

The PF Guajataca serves residents in Planas de Isabela and neighborhoods of San Sebastián. Calero Lake provides raw water to the Mountain Filter Plant in Aguadilla. While the Maricao Filter Plant supplies sectors of this municipality and Rosario neighborhood in San Germán.

Meanwhile, in the South Region the pump stations are affected: Barros, Gato, Vietnam and the Saltos system in the municipality from Orocovis. The pump stations: Palmas 2, Vertero 1 and Vertero 2 in the municipality of Salinas, as well as the Río Prieto filter plant in the municipality of Yauco.

Employees of the Electric Power Authority (AEE) and AAA They are currently reviewing the electrical and water distribution systems, respectively, to restore and resume distribution in the affected communities.

Given the possibility of turbidity upon restoration of service, it is recommended to boil the water for a period of three minutes prior to its

If more information is needed, the subscriber can contact the Customer Service Telephone Center during their regular work hours, from 6:00 am at 11:00 p.m., by calling (787) 620-2482, or (787) 751-8125 for disabled audio. You can also stay informed with AAA press releases by accessing ( ) from your computer or mobile phone or following the account @acueductospr on Twitter.

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