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PRASA announces new infrastructure investments

By The Star Staff

Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Executive President Doriel Pagán Crespo on Sunday announced $70.3 million in infrastructure investments as new projects go out to bid.

“PRASA continues working to achieve the substantial and efficient development of wastewater and drinking water infrastructure around Puerto Rico,” Pagán Crespo said in a written statement.

PRASA is constantly identifying and evaluating development opportunities for new projects, noted the head of the utility, all which are part of her vision for the modernization and improvement of infrastructure throughout the island.

Among the projects in the new bidding process are the completion of the sewer system extension in the northwestern part of Añasco, improvements to the Cerro Gordo system, the design and construction of tanks for the eastern and southern regions, the design and construction for the rehabilitation of the sanitary trunk sewer in Vega Baja and structural improvements to the Jaguas Ceiba Water Treatment Plant in Peñuelas.

Under its Capital Improvements Program, PRASA allocates the necessary funds for carrying out beneficial infrastructure projects, Pagán Crespo said. Funding for the projects comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and PRASA’s own funds.

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