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Inadequate Sewage Infrastructure Causes Big Problems for Puerto Rico's Beach Water Quality

"Fewer than half of the homes of Puerto Rico's 4 million residents are hooked up to sewage treatment plants or septic systems. The US EPA has granted several 301(h) waivers to sewage treatment plants in Puerto Rico, allowing discharge to the ocean of partially-treated sewage." - excerpt from the web page of Surfrider Foundation's 2004 STATE OF THE BEACH report at http://www.surfrider.org/stateofthebeach/05-sr/state_summary.asp?zone=IS&state=PR&cat=sm

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