Water Interruption starting February 22nd

** This article has been translated in google translate and has not been checked for mistakes, please refer to the original source in Spanish for accurate information **

(San Juan, PR) -Elí Díaz Atienza, president of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), presented the proposed plan to alternate the water service to subscribers who use the Guajataca reservoir, during a meeting with municipal executives of the northwest carried out today Thursday, February 14, 2019.


The meeting was attended by the mayor of Moca, José “Kiko” Avilés, the mayor of the municipality of Camuy, Edwin García and representatives of the municipalities of Aguada, Aguadilla, Isabela, Rincón and Quebradillas.


“During the meeting with the mayors and representatives, we explained the proposed interruption plan and collected their supplies for the benefit of the citizens,” said Díaz Atienza.

Among the agreements, they established as a new date to start alternating the service, on Friday, February 22, 2019. This will allow a few additional days of coordination with the critical services in the area. In addition, staff from the AAA and the municipalities discussed the location of the oasis trucks.


“In the municipalities of the western region, Rincon, Aguada, Aguadilla, Moca, and Isabela, the service will be alternating between different neighborhoods of each municipality every 24 hours. We considered lower schedules but we could affect the more remote areas. With these 24 hours, we provide a reasonable time to guarantee service to all customers in the area. ”



Starting at 10:00 on the night of Friday, February 22, 2019, the service interruption will begin for the subscribers residing in the neighborhoods of Zone A; and from 10:00 on the night of Saturday, February 23, 2019, for the subscribers residing in the neighborhoods of Zone B.



Aguada- Neighborhoods: Asomante, Atalaya, Carrizal, Casco Urbano, Espinal, Guanábano, Guaniquilla, Guayabo, Jagüey, Cruces, Laguna, Malpaso, Mamey, Naranjo, Piedras Blancas, Rio Grande, sectors in PR 4417 and PR 417 in Marías neighborhood .

Aguadilla- Barrios: Avocado, Mountain, Ceiba Alta, Guerrero, Ceiba Baja, Caimital Alto, Caimital Bajo, Corrales, Arenales, Martinique del Bo sector. High weeds.

Isabela- Neighborhoods: Jobos, Bajura, Bejucos, Guayabos, urban area, sectors in the northern area of PR-212 Bo. Mora, and sectors in PR-466 and PR-472 of Bo. Guerrero de Isabela.

Moca- Neighborhoods and Olives

Corner- Barrio Puntas



Aguada- Sectors in the PR- 4417 del Bo. Mamey and sectors in the PR-110 of Bo. Marias

Aguadilla- Barrios: Borinquen, Camaseyes, Low brush, High brush, Victoria, urban helmet and Ramey base.

Isabela- Barrios: Arenales Altos, Arenales Bajos, Coto, Galateo Bajo, Galateo Alto, Guerrero, Llanadas, Mora.

Moca- Districts: Capá, Center, Urban Center, Cross, Blades, Marías, Naranjo, Pueblo, Voladoras, Rocha.

“We exhort our clients that they are pending to the AAA for the information related to the itinerary of service in the municipalities that use the Guajataca reservoir,” said Díaz Atienza.


The AAA recommends to the subscribers the prudent use of water during this period of low rainfall, and to follow the advice of saving water for the conservation of the resource.


For more information, subscribers can contact the Customer Service Telephone Center at (787) 620- 2482 or access the Internet portal www.acueductospr.com. Also through the social networks Twitter and Facebook: @Acueductospr.

Helo Training this Wednesday 13th

Good morning! 

“The road in front of the Cliff Access gate will be blocked off by Security from 0930-1200 on Wednesday, 13 February, due to helicopter training on the cliff. The community is welcomed to watch the training from distance behind the Security Barriers”. 


LCDR Ramos

Chili Cook Off 2019

Join me in congratulating the real winners of last night game:
The Super Bowl of Chili Cook-off :
First Place: Donna Mercado Simangan
Second Place: LT Katy Carraway
Third Place: Chief Victor Rivera
You will be able to see faces like these at the Community Center Hall of Fame. If you miss this activity make sure to follow and like both our facebook page and Instagram for news on our events and subscribe to our Borinquen Beacon newsletter.

Air Station Base Housing News

“If you are a resident of Air Station Borinquen base housing, please call
the OOD (787-306-7431) if you experience any issues in your home. The OOD
will work with other personnel to determine what course of action is
required. The Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOW) will most likely
contact you to fix the issue at hand and will take the important steps
necessary to get the issue resolved.

Work orders will still be required for tracking purposes, even if the EOW
fixes the issue at hand. This process provides 24/7 coverage and ensures a
technician is available to respond for urgent situations.

Please contact the Housing Officer, LT Ryan Hammond, if you have any
OOD: 787-306-7431

Vacancy at MWR Borinquen


Nonappropriated Fund employment is considered Federal employment
but does not confer civil service status

OMB NO: 1625-0120
Expiration Date: 10/31/2021

Announcement #: 2923
Opening Date: 17 January 2019 Pay Plan/Series/Pay Band: NF-0188-03
Closing Date: 25 January 2019 Work Schedule: Part Time (30-34.75 hrs/wk)
Position: Recreation Specialist (Pool) Salary: $12.68
Who May Apply: All Sources Location: Aguadilla, PR Borinquen MWR

Aquatic Pool Facility

Manage swimming pool activities. Assign lifeguards to duty in accordance with schedule governing operating hours.
Ensure compliance with operating policies, instructions, safety rules, and swimming practices. Acts as water safety instructor and lifeguard, instructs beginners in swimming; gives life-saving instructions as required. Supervises and instructs in the proper use and maintenance of pool equipment including water testing. Checks condition of showers and bathrooms and outside areas; ensures that all areas are maintained in a neat and sanitary condition;
makes notes of the condition of facilities and reports to supervisor and submits work orders as necessary. Checks premises for fire hazards and ensures that the facility is secured at closing time. Manages facility income and prepares weekly financial deposits to MWR Accountant. Comply with quarterly budget established for the facility. Compose and
administer reports and bids for facility maintenance and renovations. Ensures staff remains current with
certifications; prepares yearly staff evaluations.
Your resume/application will be screened on the qualifications listed in the document.


Vacancy Announcement Recreation Specialist-Pool # 2923

The Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship

We are now accepting applications for the Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship, and a new award for 2019, the Coast Guard Foundation Delta Dental Spouse Scholarship. These awards are available from January 14 through February 8 and are awarded in the order in which they are received as long as all eligibility requirements are met.

The Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship assists non-military spouses of Enlisted Coast Guard members in ranks E-3 through E-6 studying at a nationally or regionally accredited institution with the award covering expenses like books, school fees, transportation, and childcare costs. Spouses of Reservists on any type of active duty orders for at least one year in duration are also eligible. Scholarships will be in the amount of $500 and are limited to one payment per the calendar year. Apply now!

By awarding me the Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspects of my career. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other Coast Guard spouse achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

Desiree Borges, 2018 spouse scholarship recipient

The Coast Guard Foundation Delta Dental Spouse Scholarship assists non-military spouses of Enlisted Coast Guard members in ranks E3 – E6 pursuing a degree or certification related to oral health and wellness. There are 10 scholarships available in the amount of $2,000 and are limited to one payment per calendar year.

Spouses of Reservists on any type of active duty orders for at least one year in duration in the aforementioned pay grades are also eligible. Scholarships will be awarded in the order in which they are received, provided all eligibility requirements have been met. Apply now!

Apply for the Scholarship here!

Message from XO

“The partial government shutdown is difficult, but we will get through this together.  Our community is resilient, tight-knit, and battle tested.  All members of the Borinquen community are experiencing some effects of the lapse in appropriation, whether USCG, DHS, DoD, federal government employees, or family members living on the base.  Our intent is to provide the most accurate information in a dynamic situation.  Programs and policies are changing on a daily basis.  Everyone is requested to check their official agency guidance for status updates and specific information regarding the shutdown.  The official Coast Guard guidance is linked below.  We’ve also posted information about several financial programs; each is unique based on military status or agency affiliation.  At our local level, we are doing all we can to support each other through the base services that we manage and control.  We will continue to update the beacon to keep you informed of goings on in the local area.  If you have information that you would like to share with the community, please contact mwrbqnpr@gmail.com.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Captain Overstreet (keith.a.overstreet@uscg.mil), Commander Holdridge (toby.l.holdridge@uscg.mil), or Master Chief DeVegter (Stanley.c.devegter@uscg.mil).


Official USCG Guidance:  https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/budget/
If in doubt, this is the primary source for the official updates from the Commandant.

Lapse of Appropriation – Resources

Lapse of Appropriation – Resources
We’re going to provide amplifying or supporting information for some of the individual programs in this section.

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Official USCG Guidance:  https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/budget/
If in doubt, this is the primary source for the official updates from the Commandant.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant  (Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant)

Creditors (This is a USCG Official letter to provide Creditors)

DHS Letter to Creditor (DHS Letter to Creditor)

American Grant (American Legion Grant)

BQN Lapse Trifold-2 ( BQN Trifold )

Emergency Budget (Emergency Budget)


Public Affairs  & Social Media

Social Media Protocol 


MWR & Local Community 


USCG Guidance

This is a link to the Office of Personnel Management website. This link applies to everyone affected by the lapse in appropriation.  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance .