National Recognition Award and 1st Place Award
Awarded By - American Council of Engineering Companies and Texas CEC
North Coast Superaqueduct began operating in September of 2000, clean drinking water was in short supply for the 2.5 million residents on the North Coast of Puerto Rico – compromising the health and safety of this large population in and around the capital city of San Juan. Drinking
water was delivered not by tap, but by truck in some areas, and household usage was limited to just a few gallons a day. With such an unreliable water supply, disease was a
constant threat. Fire was a constant concern. But with the development of the North Coast Superaqueduct, a $300 million privatized water supply project planned and designed by Chiang, Patel & Yerby, Inc., residents now have access to a potable water supply that meets all Environmental Protection Agency standards. And for the first time in years, the pipeline corridor area is showing signs of economic improvement.