Water rationing begins in Juncos, Las Piedras
By The Star Staff
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Eastern Region Director Enrique Rosario Agosto announced on Wednesday the start of a plan of scheduled water service interruptions for subscribers who are supplied by the Juncos Urbano filtration plant.
The rationing will begin in Juncos and Las Piedras today for a period of eight hours daily, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
“We are continuing with our constant and daily monitoring plan for the raw water intakes that supply the filtration plants in our region,” Rosario Agosto said in a written statement. “[The Juncos Urbano filtration] plant is in low production due to the scarcity of raw water, this despite the execution of several internal operational adjustments already made. This [rationing] plan begins with eight hours of interruption, also at night to mitigate the impact on the daily work of the plant.”
Juncos residents whose service will be interrupted during the aforementioned hours are those who live in: Campiñas, Placita, Liborio Pérez, El Punto, Laderas de Juncos, Reparto Placita, Parceles Placita, Campo Alegre, Colinas de Juncos, La Cuesta, Damasco, El Mangó, El Cabrito and Parceles Caimito, as well as ranches in Juncos and the area of PR-31 in the town.
In Las Piedras, meanwhile, the residents of Quebrada Grande and Pueblito del Río will experience an interruption in the stipulated schedule.
The PRASA official also called on “all subscribers to practice the prudent use of water at all times, employing the water-saving suggestions that we disclose daily through our social networks, since this is an initial phase and is subject to modifications, which will depend on the weather conditions and subscribers’ consumption.”
As a mitigation measure, oases will be established for supply in Juncos at the following locations:
• El Mango, in front of the school
• El Cabrito.
In addition to Juncos and Las Piedras, rationing has begun in Canóvanas, Loíza and Río Grande.