Bacterial Contamination Results in Puerto Rico Post Maria

The tables below show water systems in Puerto Rico that drew at least one positive sample for total coliforms or E. coli post Maria. These tables only show positive samples; many water systems subsequently drew a negative test, or alternated between positive and negative tests. 

Systems with a positive E. coli test post Maria.  (Note this table only shows positive E. coli test results.)

Municipality

Water System Name

PWS ID.

Sampling Point

Date of Positive Test

Total Coliform Positive

E. coli Positive

Chlorine Residual Level

Population Served by Water System

CAROLINA

METROPOLITANO

2591

PARQUE DE BOMBAS - CAROLINA

17-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.1

1,064,730

LAS MARIAS

LAS MARIAS

3363

FAM. LOPEZ TOSADO (JAIME)

2-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.04

10,403

MARICAO

MONTE DEL ESTADO

3523

PF MONTE DEL ESTADO

31-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

2.9

973

MARICAO

MONTE DEL ESTADO

3523

PF MONTE DEL ESTADO

24-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

1.62

973

OROCOVIS

OROCOVIS URBANO

4044

FAM. ALVARADO TORRES

19-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.26

19,334

SAN LORENZO

ESPINO

5136

PF ESPINO

2-Nov-17

Yes

Yes

1.3

2,072

SAN LORENZO

SAN LORENZO URBANO

5106

FAM. MUÑOZ HUERTAS (CANDIDO)

17-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.35

23,276

Systems with a positive total coliform test post Maria.   (Note this table only shows positive coliform test results.)

Municipality

Water System Name

PWS ID.

Sampling Point

Date of Positive Test

Total Coliform Positive

E. coli Positive

Chlorine Residual Level

Population Served by Water System

BAYAMON

METROPOLITANO

2591

TERMINAL DE LANCHAS - CARR. 165

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.67

1,064,730

BAYAMON

METROPOLITANO

2591

CUARTEL POLICIA - POLIGONO CATANO

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.9

1,064,730

BAYAMON

METROPOLITANO

2591

PARQUE DE BOMBAS - BAYAMON

25-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.05

1,064,730

CAROLINA

METROPOLITANO

2591

PARQUE DE BOMBAS - CAROLINA

17-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.1

1,064,730

SAN JUAN

METROPOLITANO

2591

EA AVE ASHFORD

6-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.06

1,064,730

TOA ALTA

METROPOLITANO

2591

PF ENRIQUE ORTEGA - LA PLATA

29-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.37

1,064,730

TRUJILLO ALTO

METROPOLITANO

2591

PF SERGIO CUEVAS (SALIDA MEZCLA)

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.9

1,064,730

AÑASCO

MAYAGUEZ

3283

HIDRANTE BOMBEROS AÑASCO

4-Oct-17

Yes

No

2.2

181,972

MAYAGÜEZ

MAYAGUEZ

3283

JIRAFA PF MIRADERO (LLENADERO)

12-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.11

181,972

PONCE

PONCE URBANO

3824

PF PONCE VIEJA

7-Nov-17

Yes

No

0

153,092

PONCE

PONCE URBANO

3824

JIRAFA EB LA COTORRA (LLENADERO)

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.46

153,092

PONCE

PONCE URBANO

3824

HEAD START - PUNTA DIAMANTE

4-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.63

153,092

PONCE

PONCE URBANO

3824

LLENADERO EB SABANETA

3-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.29

153,092

AGUADILLA

AGUADILLA

3293

JIRAFA PZ PUENTE II (LLENADERO)

7-Nov-17

Yes

No

0.11

132,716

ARECIBO

ARECIBO URBANO

2652

PP FRENTE A LA UNIVERSIDAD INTERAM

1-Nov-17

Yes

No

2

92,942

HATILLO

ARECIBO URBANO

2652

PP CORCOVADA DEBAJO ARBOL GRAND

1-Nov-17

Yes

No

2

92,942

HUMACAO

RIO BLANCO,VIEQUES,CULEDRA

5386

EB BUENA VISTA

9-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.52

76,455

HUMACAO

RIO BLANCO,VIEQUES,CULEDRA

5386

EB BUENA VISTA

9-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.52

76,455

MANATI

MANATI EAST

3262

LLENADERO URB. LUCHETTI

16-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.54

47,519

GUAYAMA

GUAYAMA URBANO

4745

PF GUAYAMA URBANO

2-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.81

45,959

VILLALBA

REGIONAL VILLALBA TOA VACA

4664

PF TOA VACA

26-Oct-17

Yes

No

2

45,080

PATILLAS

PATILLAS URBANO

4835

PP FRENTE A CONTADOR ESC. GUILLER

19-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.6

44,860

YAUCO

YAUCO

4314

PF YAUCO

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.11

42,974

YAUCO

YAUCO

4314

PF YAUCO

29-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.36

42,974

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

PF CAGUAS NORTE

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.3

41,971

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

CENTRO DISTRIBUCION CAGUAS NORTE

10-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.71

41,971

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

CENTRO DISTRIBUCION CAGUAS NORTE

9-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.03

41,971

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

CENTRO DISTRIBUCION CAGUAS NORTE

9-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.71

41,971

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

CENTRO DISTRIBUCION CAGUAS NORTE

9-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.03

41,971

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

CENTRO DISTRIBUCION CAGUAS NORTE

6-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.64

41,971

CAGUAS

CAGUAS NORTE

5086

CENTRO DISTRIBUCION CAGUAS NORTE

6-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.64

41,971

JUNCOS

JUNCOS - CEIBA SUR

5166

EB LA PLACITA

11-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.96

39,460

JUNCOS

JUNCOS - CEIBA SUR

5166

BAR LA PICUA

11-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.99

39,460

JUNCOS

JUNCOS - CEIBA SUR

5166

IGLESIA LOGOS Y RHEMA DE DIOS

8-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.18

39,460

LAS PIEDRAS

JUNCOS - CEIBA SUR

5166

PP AL FRENTE FAM. ROSADO

11-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.8

39,460

HATILLO

HATILLO-CAMUY

2662

CUARTEL POLICIA - HATILLO

8-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.26

37,453

SAN SEBASTIAN

SAN SEBASTIAN

3303

EDIFICIO COMERCIAL antes PEREZ HEAV

3-Nov-17

Yes

No

0.59

34,615

SAN SEBASTIAN

SAN SEBASTIAN

3303

EDIFICIO COMERCIAL antes PEREZ HEAV

31-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.35

34,615

SABANA GRANDE

SABANA GRANDE

3333

PF MAGINAS

18-Oct-17

Yes

No

2.8

33,616

QUEBRADILLAS

QUEBRADILLAS URBANO

2682

FAM. MORALES (SALVADOR) antes GOME

24-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.06

32,645

QUEBRADILLAS

QUEBRADILLAS URBANO

2682

PARAISO DEL ATLANTICO

23-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.03

32,645

QUEBRADILLAS

QUEBRADILLAS URBANO

2682

IGLESIA EL CALVARIO

23-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.38

32,645

QUEBRADILLAS

QUEBRADILLAS URBANO

2682

FAM. MORALES (SALVADOR) antes GOME

21-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.15

32,645

SAN LORENZO

SAN LORENZO URBANO

5106

FAM. MUÑOZ HUERTAS (CANDIDO)

17-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.35

23,276

SAN LORENZO

SAN LORENZO URBANO

5106

PF SAN LORENZO URBANO

12-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.48

23,276

CABO ROJO

CABO ROJO

3373

JIRAFA PF BETANCES (LLENADERO)

12-Nov-17

Yes

No

2.48

21,987

CABO ROJO

CABO ROJO

3373

JIRAFA PF BETANCES (LLENADERO)

11-Nov-17

Yes

No

2.28

21,987

CABO ROJO

CABO ROJO

3373

JIRAFA PF BETANCES (LLENADERO)

8-Nov-17

Yes

No

2.5

21,987

PEÑUELAS

PENUELAS

4324

PF PEÑUELAS

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.33

21,772

OROCOVIS

OROCOVIS URBANO

4044

JIRAFA PF OROCOVIS (LLENADERO)

5-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.52

19,334

OROCOVIS

OROCOVIS URBANO

4044

FAM. ALVARADO TORRES

19-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.26

19,334

UTUADO

UTUADO URBANO

2702

LLENADERO CAGUANA

23-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.66

18,787

UTUADO

UTUADO URBANO

2702

LLENADERO CAGUANA

11-Oct-17

Yes

No

No value

18,787

ARECIBO

SABANA HOYOS

2822

PP FRENTE JARDIN BYRON PIKE

23-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.44

16,804

LARES

LARES URBANO

2692

LLENADERO LARES FRENTE MOTOR PUL

23-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.6

14,890

LARES

LARES URBANO

2692

LLENADERO LARES FRENTE MOTOR PUL

18-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.42

14,890

LARES

LARES URBANO

2692

PF LARES URBANO

18-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.51

14,890

SALINAS

COCOS

4895

PZ COCO 4

10-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.54

13,850

GURABO

GURABO URBANO

5096

PF GURABO NUEVA

4-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.08

13,639

MAUNABO

MAUNABO URBANO

4815

JIRAFA PZ BORDALEZA (LLENADERO)

7-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.62

12,307

MAUNABO

MAUNABO URBANO

4815

JIRAFA PZ BORDALEZA (LLENADERO)

3-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.63

12,307

MAUNABO

MAUNABO URBANO

4815

COLMADO LA FUENTE

11-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.05

12,307

MAUNABO

MAUNABO URBANO

4815

PZ SAN PEDRO

10-Oct-17

Yes

No

2.15

12,307

SALINAS

SALINAS URBANO

4885

HIDRANTE SALINAS (LLENADERO)

6-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.2

12,081

COROZAL

COROZAL URBANO

5487

CUARTEL POLICIA - COROZAL

9-Nov-17

Yes

No

2.9

11,377

JAYUYA

JAYUYA URBANO

2712

CENTRO GERIATRICO

8-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.4

11,248

LAS MARIAS

LAS MARIAS

3363

FAM. LOPEZ TOSADO (JAIME)

2-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

0.04

10,403

SALINAS

COQUI

4915

JIRAFA PZ TEXIDOR (LLENADERO)

8-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.69

10,262

RIO GRANDE

GUZMAN ARRIBA

5356

FAM. GONZALEZ (ANGEL L.)

6-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.43

3,854

RIO GRANDE

GUZMAN ARRIBA

5356

PF GUZMAN ARRIBA

29-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.27

3,854

PATILLAS

JACABOAS

4845

EB COFRESI

19-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.41

3,527

PATILLAS

JACABOAS

4845

PZ JACABOA 1

10-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.2

3,527

BAYAMON

BO NUEVO

5557

COLAMDO LA PACHANGA

13-Nov-17

Yes

No

1.84

3,288

SAN LORENZO

ESPINO

5136

PF ESPINO

2-Nov-17

Yes

Yes

1.3

2,072

SAN LORENZO

ESPINO

5136

PF ESPINO

18-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.41

2,072

SAN GERMAN

PEDREGAL

3633

FAM. CAMACHO RADAMES

7-Nov-17

Yes

No

0.61

1,356

GUAYANILLA

MALPASO

4464

PF MALPASO

23-Oct-17

Yes

No

1.32

1,029

MARICAO

MONTE DEL ESTADO

3523

PF MONTE DEL ESTADO

31-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

2.9

973

MARICAO

MONTE DEL ESTADO

3523

PF MONTE DEL ESTADO

24-Oct-17

Yes

Yes

1.62

973

NAGUABO

CUBUY MAIZALES

5286

PF MAIZALES

30-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.57

673

PONCE

TIBES

4574

PF TIBES

26-Oct-17

Yes

No

0.77

418

PONCE

HOGARES SEGUROS

4514

PF HOGARES SEGUROS

22-Oct-17

Yes

No

2.3

330

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Mekela Panditharatne

EJW Law Fellow, Science and Data, Health and Food, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program

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