Day Two: Unveiling the Water Crisis Continues in Puerto Rico

Day Two: Unveiling the Water Crisis Continues in Puerto Rico

As Earth Water's journey through Puerto Rico progresses, the team's dedication to uncovering the truth behind the water crisis remains steadfast. While Puerto Rico boasts breathtaking visual wonders and scenic landscapes, the harsh reality of its water situation continues to worsen with each passing day.

Bayamon, a municipality in Puerto Rico known for its vibrant culture and rich history, became the focus of Earth Water's investigation on the second day of their journey. Despite its cultural richness, Bayamon, like many other areas in Puerto Rico, faces severe water quality challenges that imperil the lives and health of its residents.

Upon further analysis, the team discovered alarming levels of contaminants in Bayamon's water supply, mirroring the troubling findings from San Juan:

• Chloroform, a byproduct of water disinfection, was detected at 145 parts per billion (ppb), surpassing the EPA's maximum contaminant level of 80 ppb.
• Haloacetic Acids (HAA9) were shockingly high at 650 ppb, well above the EPA's maximum contaminant level of 60 ppb.
• Lead, a toxic heavy metal with detrimental health effects, was measured at 366.7 ppb, exceeding the EPA's action level of 15 ppb.

The continuation of such high contamination levels in Bayamon underscores the urgent need for immediate action and intervention. The situation not only jeopardizes the health and well-being of the local population but also poses long-term environmental risks.

As Earth Water amplifies its efforts to raise awareness about the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the team remains committed to advocating for sustainable solutions and mobilizing support for clean and safe drinking water initiatives. With each revelation, Earth Water reaffirms its dedication to creating a brighter and healthier future for the communities it serves.