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PRASA announces interruption of water service in Humacao, Yabucoa


Enrique Rosario Agosto, director of the Eastern Region of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), announced the implementation Monday of a plan of scheduled interruptions for subscribers in Humacao and Yabucoa that are supplied by the systems of the Cataño, Buena Vista and Palmas pumping stations in Humacao.

The plan began for periods of 12 hours, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., in service areas identified as A and B.

“During recent weeks we have executed several initiatives leading to the optimization of the distribution system that originates in the Terminal Sur pumping station in Humacao and that supplies the areas of Cataño, Mariana, Candelero, Buena Vista in Humacao, and Parrilla Gandular, Aguacate and surrounding sectors of Yabucoa, among others,”Rosario Agosto said. “We have completed the replacement of mechanical elements in various pumping stations, identification and correction of hidden leaks, installation of valves for sectorization, study and profiles of pressures and their respective operational adjustments. However, we continue to experience operational deficiencies in pumping systems, and additional work is required to continue the sectorization of distribution systems. Therefore, while we continue the execution of the improvements and optimization to the network, we will establish a plan of scheduled interruptions that will take effect on Monday.”

With the alternation of days, intention is to sectorize the service areas to match the demand of subscribers. Two zones were established to identify the interruptions. Zone A groups subscribers in Candelero Abajo and Buena Vista de Humacao, and Parrilla Gandular, Aguacate and Playa Guayanés in Yabucoa. Residents in this area will experience low pressure to interruption of service from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Zone B subscribers, who reside in the Cataño neighborhood of Humacao, will have interruption of service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Every 12 hours, interruption will alternate successively between the zones.

“This outage plan is established on a temporary basis while the next initiatives leading to the optimization of the systems are completed,” the regional director added.

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