One Quote Tells the Story

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Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon is the Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico (a nonvoting seat in Congress).  She is grateful for all of the efforts being made on behalf of Puerto Ricans after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria and hopes that more can and will be done.  In a very telling moment, as part of a recent letter to President Trump, she  expressed the magnitude of the situation through highlighting a basic need …

“Even when we’ve got more than 10,000 people from the federal government that have been deployed from FEMA, Coast Guard, and all the federal branches of government, the reality is that we don’t have water, that we can’t access some of the towns…less than 40 percent of the island has running water.”

ASDWA has learned that it may be as long as four months before water service can be restored island-wide.