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Puerto Rico announces new water infrastructure tenders for $48 million

  • Puerto Rico announces new water infrastructure tenders for $48 million

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Puerto Rico has launched new waterworks tenders worth around US$48 million, reports to BN Americas.

The platform has published information about the new projects for the center and south part of the country. The projects will be the construction of two new sanitary pump stations and the installation of a sanitary trunk sewer to replace the Patillas Wastewater Treatment Plant. According to the platform, the new projects will direct influent to the Guayama Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

The bidding announcement read: “The project will benefit approximately 37,000 families in the municipalities of Arroyo, Patillas, and Maunabo. The project will be financed in whole or in part by a loan and/or grant made or insured by the Environmental Protection Agency.” Bids for the work, estimated to need US$17mn, will be opened on October 25.

The first tender includes the design and construction of emergency work at the Caguas Wastewater Treatment Plant, including “civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical work, to prepare a bypass for the rehabilitation of the inlet channels of the pump station, put in service existing equipment and the rehabilitation of the process units.” Bids will be opened on October 18 and the estimated cost is US$ 4.3 million.

Another tender is for the rehabilitation of trunk sewers that convey raw sewage to the Caguas wastewater treatment plant.

The document adds: “This project will benefit approximately 15,000 families in the municipality of Caguas. Funding [will be provided] by Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), the federal management emergency agency (FEMA) under the FEMA's Accelerated Obligation Strategy (known as FAAST), and the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.”

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