Several facilities of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA) in the northern area of Puerto Rico are out of operation due to voltage fluctuations that the Electric Power Authority is experiencing. informed the executive director of the North Region, José A. Rivera Ortiz.
In the afternoon of today a blackout, due to the fact that the EcoEl Eléctrica natural gas power generation plant went out of operations, left some 455,352 subscribers without electricity, according to the president of the Union of Workers in the Electricity and Irrigation Industry (Utier), Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo.
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“Due to a failure of the Electric Power Authority (PREPA), several filtration plants (PF), remain out of operation. The following municipalities experience interruption in drinking water service: Arecibo, Hatillo, Camuy, Quebradillas, Lares, Utuado, Jayuya, Corozal, Dorado, Vega Alta, Toa Alta, Morovis, Ciales, Vega Baja and Naranjito ”he explained Rivera Ortiz in written statements.
The official indicated that personnel are mobilized to inspect the emergency generators and stabilize the operation. However, he said that they work together with PREPA personnel to restore electrical service as soon as possible.
The PF out of operation are the following: PF Río Arriba, PF Esperanza, PF Quebrada, PF Hatillo – Camuy, PF Quebradillas, PF Santa Isabel, PF Lares Urbana, PF Espino Lares, PF Canalizo, PF Jayuya Urbano, PF La Pica, PF Mameyes Limón, PF Mameyes Utuado, PF Almirante Sur, PF Las Delicias, PF Pozas, PF Morovis South, PF Sanamuertos, PF Corozal, PF Frontón, PF Negros, PF Cedro Arriba. Similarly, the Dos Millones stations in Arecibo, San Juan Cement in Dorado, Winche and Contorno in Toa Alta. In addition, the Bajadero well in Arecibo.
Given the possibility of turbidity when service is restored, it is recommended to boil water intended for human consumption for three minutes.