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Guam's water "safest to drink in decades"

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has declared Guam's water the safest to drink in decades.  That was the central focus of this morning's press conference at the Guam Waterworks Authority lab located in Yigo, which tests water samples on a regular basis. 

With the agency's plans to raise rates by 30% spread out over the next five years, Consolidated Commission on Utilities member Joseph Duenas says its money that will be well spent.  "The money that we ask them for, I'm speaking from the CCU perspective, we are the ones that have to say we need to ask for more money so when we do ask our community to pay a little bit more it is return the services to them to give them the quality drinking water they do need and deserve," he explained.

In the meantime, if you'd like to get your water tested free of charge call 632-9697 or 632-2895.

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