• The San Juan Daily Star

San Juan to acquire generators to ensure potable water service in several communities

San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo

By John McPhaul

The Municipality of San Juan signed an agreement Sunday with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) for the installation of six electrical generators in various pumping stations in order to ensure potable water service in various communities and areas adjacent to the capital city.

Investment in the project amounts to about $1 million. Once the installation of the generators to be acquired by the municipality is completed, the agreement would grant PRASA the power to operate the systems, in the event that the pumping stations experience a power outage.

“The municipality is going to acquire, from our municipal funds, generators to avoid interruptions in water service due to lack of electricity,” San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo said. “This will minimize the problems our people suffer when the electricity goes out and due to lack of energy there is no pumping of drinking water. It is a commitment that I made before the elections and we are going to fulfill it.”

The communities benefited by the project are those that are served by the following six pumping stations: Hasta Mañana, Holly Hill, Caimito 1, Los Cotto (Caimito 2), Venezuela and San Martín.

“At the Authority we are committed to providing a quality service to all our subscribers,” said PRASA Executive President Doriel Pagán Crespo. “Sometimes, due to circumstances that are beyond our reach, that service is affected. This is why initiatives like these help us to strengthen the distribution system for our clients.”

Once the installation of the power generators is completed, PRASA must certify that it has met the specifications to accomplish the requirements of the project.

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