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Southerners need to conserve water for 6 weeks

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - Residents in the villages of Talofofo, Inarajan, Merizo and Umatac are asked to continue conserving water for the next six weeks.  The Ugum Water Treatment Plant has been shut down operating at only half of its capacity to finish $8.2 million in upgrades expected to be completed by April.

Guam Waterworks Authority Spokesperson Heidi Ballendorf told KUAM News, "What the engineers and contractors wanted to do is take the plant offline during the dry season, which is traditionally now because as everyone knows during the rainy season we have turbidity problems, an upgrade to the plant is going to really minimize in the future our turbidity problems."

GWA doesn't anticipate any outages unless turbidity increases with heavy rains.

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