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Program Management of Critical Water, Wastewater Infrastructure

Black & Veatch Manages Program for Critical Water, Wastewater Infrastructure in Puerto Rico

Project Name
PRASA Program Management
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority

Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) made Black & Veatch the Program Management Consortium (PMC) leader for the authority’s fastest growing east region. As a PMC leader, Black & Veatch’s role consists of managing a program for the implementation of critical water and wastewater infrastructure projects that involve planning, design, construction oversight, inspection of utility assets and commissioning of facilities.

The Black & Veatch team has 30 projects ongoing at various stages representing $250 million of capital investment. Projects include wastewater treatment plant improvements, such as grit removal, emergency generator enhancements and sewer rehabilitation, as well as improvements to the potable water treatment system.

20,000 Miles of Pipes

“PRASA is the only public utility in Puerto Rico that supplies both water and wastewater services to residents. We have about 1.2 million clients that we’re providing service to every day. Our system is one of the most complex in the world. We have 124 water treatment plants, 56 wastewater treatment plants and 4,000 ancillary facilities. Even though we are 100 miles by 35 miles in area, we have over 20,000 miles of pipes including water and wastewater.”

Lynette Ramírez, Executive Director of Infrastructure, PRASA

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