Superfund Site:

VEGA ALTA PUBLIC SUPPLY WELLS
VEGA ALTA, PR

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Brenda Reyes
(787) 977-5869

Remedial Project Manager
Adalberto Bosque
(787) 977-5825

Site Location

Street Address:
HIGHWAY 2, VEGA ALTA, PR 00762

Background

The Vega Alta Public Supply Wells site is a public water supply well field in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. The 50-acre area consists of six inactive and 15 active wells. The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has been responsible for operating and maintaining the public water supply system. The U.S. Geological Survey sampled the wells and surrounding areas and found volatile organic compounds (VOCs), potentially harmful contaminants that can easily evaporate into the air, in the groundwater and soil. PRASA shut down contaminated wells. Affected residences were hooked up to a new distribution system. In 1984, groundwater treatment ...
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