Analysis of Rehabilitation of the Sludge Treatment System at Guaynabo Water Treatment Plant, “Los Filtros”
Encarnación Martínez, Thaís Y.
Rosa Rosado, Launelly
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Los Filtros Water Treatment Plant serves approximately 58,800families in the municipalities of San Juan, Caguas, and Aguas Buenas. The plant began operations in 1924 and have been producing water 24hrs/7days since then. Has a design capacity of 25 million gallons per day (MGD) but data provided shows that the plant have been producing an average of 23.27 MDG in 2019, 23.22 MDG in 2020, and17.50 MGD in 2021. After Hurricane Maria, the treatment plant has been in detriment because of failures, lack of maintenance and repairs to equipment and tanks. The sludge treatment system has processed an average of 0.90MGD in2019, 0.81 MGD in 2020, and 0.91 MGD in 2021. Operational data was provided by plant management and statistically analyzed to compare production rates and water quality changes. Key Terms⎯ Drinking Water, Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewer Authority, Rehabilitation, Sludge Treatment System.