PRASA cancels water rationing for Carraízo customers
By John McPhaul
Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Executive President Doriel Pagán Crespo announced on Sunday morning the cancellation of the service interruption plan for the 140,000 clients in the municipalities of Canóvanas, Carolina, San Juan and Trujillo Alto who are supplied by the Carraízo reservoir.
The determination was made after analysis of the reservoir and after receiving rain and good runoff in the surrounding basins in recent days, PRASA said in a written statement.
“Due to recent rains and the return of a more frequent pattern of rainfall, we have determined that today (Sunday) there is sufficient water to supply all the Authority’s clients who use the Carraízo reservoir without the need for an interruption plan,” Pagán Crespo said. “However, this is not the time to let your guard down. We must continue to be prudent in the use of water.”
The official expressed gratitude “to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced for her continuous support during this period in favor of fair service for the Authority’s clients, as well as the agency’s entire team, which continues to work exhaustively for our subscribers.”
“PRASA will continue the implementation of initiatives for the optimization of the management processes at the reservoir,” she said.
The municipalities of Carolina, San Juan, Trujillo Alto and parts of Canóvanas will once again have potable water service on a regular basis. The process of returning to normal operation will commence today at 9 a.m. when the valves and pump stations will be jointly opened, both for zone A and zone B.
The operation will be carried out gradually to minimize breakdowns and sudden changes in pipeline pressures, Pagán Crespo noted. Service recovery will take longer for higher elevations and more remote sectors.
To stay informed about everything related to other rationing plans, as well as tips for conserving water during daily use, customers can access the website www.acueductospr.com (http://www.acueductospr.com/).