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Prasa Announces Major Projects

By on July 1, 2022

Water Service Expected to Improve Amid Extreme Drought Periods

The dredging of the Carraízo water reservoir is one of the Prasa infrastructure projects the agency specified as a priority

Despite the recent thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave that left more of Puerto Rico last week, island reservoir levels continue to drop as part of the return of a severe drought, presumably due to the effects of the climate crisis on the planet.

Last week, during a press conference, the executive president of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (Prasa), the engineer Doriel Pagán Crespo, updated the information on the filtration plants, which are under observation due to the low rainfall supplying the sources, while detailing the range of restoration and improvement projects being conducted by the public corporation with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Despite the rains registered in the middle of the month, the island’s “1-category degradations in the eastern and southern parts of the island were the result of 90-day precipitation deficits of 10 inches or greater,” the U.S. Drought Monitor said last week. Amid the worsening moderate-drought scenario, Prasa updated the information on facilities under observation in the eastern region of Puerto Rico.

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