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WS-17 - Implemented

WS-17 DETERMINE THE AREAS OF HIGHEST SEWAGE DISCHARGE IN THE SJBE WATERSHED

 

Update July 31 2017: The Illegal Discharge Detection and Elimination Task Force created in 2014 to identified sanitary discharges in the watershed completed a reconnaissance trip to identify discharges.

 

Strategies

17.1 Implement the research protocols based on the EPA’s Quality Assurance Project Plan that have been approved for the research project to identify sewage wastewater discharge, as approved by the PREQB under the State Revolving Fund. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, University of Puerto Rico

Implementation: Medium-term

17.2 Seek public participation as part of the creation and publication of the study, with socio-ecological methods that can be complemented by methodologies from cultural anthropology, ethnography, and oral history. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, University of Puerto Rico, municipalities within the SJBE watershed, community groups, and SJBEP volunteers

Implementation: Medium-term

17.3 Identify areas of greatest sewage wastewater discharge in the SJBE watershed. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, municipalities within the SJBE watershed, University of Puerto Rico, PRASA.

Implementation: Medium-term

17.4 Evaluate public health issues in the areas of greatest sewage wastewater discharge. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, University of Puerto Rico, Health Department

Implementation: Medium-term

17.5 Integrate data using geospatial analysis provided by GIS with a number of other maps and map types. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, University of Puerto Rico

Implementation: Medium-term

17.6 Ensure that the maps and images generated using GIS can be used and interpreted by the greatest number of publics possible, such as residents in these communities and the volunteer force. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, municipalities within the SJBE watershed, University of Puerto Rico, specialist in communication, specialist in cultural anthropology

Implementation: Medium-term

17.7 Publish the results of the study and publicize the existence of data and maps. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, municipalities within the SJBE watershed, University of Puerto Rico, specialist in communication, PRASA, Health Department

Implementation: Medium-term

17.8 Use the results of the study as a guide to beginning to eliminate sewage wastewater discharges in the SJBE watershed. Participants in implementation: SJBEP, PREQB, EPA, University of Puerto Rico, PRASA

Implementation: Medium-term