The San Juan Daily Star
Canóvanas mayor requests change in water rationing schedule
By The Star Staff
Canóvanas Mayor Lornna Soto Villanueva asked Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Executive President Doriel Pagán Crespo on Monday to change the schedule of the water service interruption plan for customers who use the Canóvanas filtration plant, which supplies various sectors of Canóvanas and Loíza.
“We have more than 5,000 students who are on vacation and many are in summer camps that have had to be suspended. We have daycare centers for the elderly and child care centers that have had to suspend their services due to lack of water, among others,” the mayor said in a written statement. “I have received dozens of calls from residents, community, religious and recreational leaders who have presented me with their respective complaints. So I recommended that they do the rationing from two in the afternoon until eight at night. Which was very well received by Doriel Pagán and I hope she makes the decision today.”
“Since Sunday morning we have been in a new stage of the service interruption plan for the more than 30,000 customers who receive water through the Canóvanas filtration station that supplies several of our communities and the sister municipality of Loíza,” Soto added. “In this way, the period of interruption is reduced a little.”
The mayor said the water service interruptions are affecting the center of town and subscribers in the following communities: San Isidro and Palmarejo, areas surrounding the Canóvanas Outlet Mall and the entire area of PR-3, highway 9959 and PR-188, as well as the River Garden, River Plantation and Estancias del Río urbanizations.