Tracking System

WS-4 - In Progress

Action ID WS-4

Action Eliminate illegal commercial and residential sewage discharges into the stormwater sewer system

Schedule Mid-Term

Status In Progress


Update July, 2017:As documented in previous actions regarding sewage discharges management, during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, PRASA initiated labors to recondition the San José trunk Line, and made improvements on sanitary sewer infrastructure within the Metropolitan Area to eliminate direct raw sewage discharges during the fiscal year 2015-16.

The Illegal Discharge Detection and Elimination Task Force created in 2014 will be instrumental in the identification of illegal commercial and residential sewage discharges into the stormwater sewer system and eliminate them. The committee has been meeting frequently since its creation

Update March, 2012: We are working on right now in 2012 with CH Caribbean and the AAA in a project to identify the sanitary water discharges combined. That is an untreated sanitary water divertions that falls into the water of the estuary, in different parts of Old San Juan, Santurce and Miramar. We had a meeting in February 2012 with CH Caribbean personnel and AAA to work out a plan for monitoring water quality and a large infrastructure plan to remove those sanitary water discharges combined concept of diversion. That just happened.

Update January, 2010:  PRASA has invested over $1 million dollars in the design of new sanitary collection system that will divert the current Hato Rey

WS-4.1 Conduct a field survey to identify all residential, commercial, and industrial sanitary connections to the storm sewer system that lead to the stormwater pumping stations and eventually discharge into the SJBE.
WS-4.2 Issue short-term compliance notification to violators.
WS-4.3 Connect violators to existing sanitary sewer system.
WS-4.4 Provide follow-up to force those parties illegally connected to the storm sewer to cease their discharges and 

Date Created 02 Mar 2006

Last Update 31 July 2017