Puerto Rico to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure in Federal Settlement

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December 24, 2015 | Shared as educational material

Between 2005 and 2013, Puerto Rico’s agencies were dumping untreated sewage into water bodies, including ones in and near San Juan. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that untreated sewage is being dumped in waters near and in San Juan at a rate of 6 million gallons per day, or more than 2.2 billion gallons per year. Under two settlement agreements, three Puerto Rico agencies will spend about $77 million to upgrade portions of storm water systems. Consistent direct and indirect exposure to untreated sewage and contaminated water presents an imminent and substantial risk to human health. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2wgWExH

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