PRASA tenders $247 million in water infrastructure projects
By The Star Staff
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Executive President Doriel Pagán Crespo announced new tenders for infrastructure projects in some 20 municipalities Monday.
About $247 million in projects will be invested in Añasco, Mayagüez, Hormigueros, Rincón, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Guaynabo, Ponce, Aguas Buenas, Vieques, Dorado, Carolina, Peñuelas, San Juan, Guaynabo, Trujillo Alto, Hatillo, Camuy, Río Grande, Canóvanas, Luquillo and Loíza.
“These works that are about to be tendered will benefit thousands of Puerto Rican families throughout the island …,” Pagán Crespo said in a written statement. “We will continue identifying opportunities to improve the Authority’s infrastructure.”
PRASA will pay for the works out of its own funds, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds, and the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program, she said.
The bidding notices for the improvement projects are as follows:
1. Construction of a new dam for raw water inflow into the Añasco River, which supplies the Miradero de Mayagüez filtration plant, with an estimated investment of $10.5 million.
2. Design and construction of structures, including the Mayagüez customer service office, the Lajas filtration plant, and the Lluberas, Santa Marta and Sabana water towers, with an investment of $510,000.
3. Improvements and repairs to the Vieques sanitary sewage plant for $31.7 million.
4. Design and construction of a submersible, pressure-sustaining pump and extension of the distribution network to the Pajita Falcón water tower in the Mulita sector of Aguas Buenas for $2.4 million.
5. Phase III of the elimination of the old Las Carolinas sanitary sewage plant and pump station located in Caguas for $16.9 million.
6. Design and construction of the drinking water distribution tank in the Sonadora sector of Guaynabo, with an approximate investment of $1.2 million.
7. Repair of structures in the southern region, including the commercial office of Ponce, El Tuque and the Magueyes well, with an approximate investment of $250,000.
8. Improvements to the health system in the San Carlos de Dorado community and elimination of the Monte Elena pumping station for $13.5 million.
9. Design and construction of the line that supplies Roberto Clemente Avenue in Carolina for $1.6 million.
10. Design and construction of the Peñuelas sanitary sewage plant, with an approximate investment of $10.8 million.
11. Design and construction for the acquisition and installation of phase four emergency electrical generators for the eastern region, with an approximate investment of $8.2 million.
12. Rehabilitation of the Hatillo Camuy filtration plant, with an approximate investment of $40.6 million.
13. Design and construction for replacement and renewal of pipes in the eastern region, with an approximate investment of $6.6 million.
14. Improvements to the El Yunque filtration plant in Río Grande, with an approximate investment of $45.6 million.
15. Completion of removal of sand movers at the Puerto Nuevo sewage plant in San Juan, with an approximate investment of $41.6 million.
16. Design and construction of the Morovis Sur filtration plant, with an approximate investment of $7 million.
17. Design and construction for the installation of drinking water pipes on highways PR-691, PR-6659, PR-659 in Dorado, with an investment of $8.1 million.