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Forced water limits due to aging system

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Residents living in the north are asked to conserve water as one of the Guam Waterworks Authority's largest wells servicing tanks in Yigo went down over the weekend.  Residents living from Micronesia Mall and lower parts of Barrigada Heights all the way to Andersen Air Force Base are asked to conserve their tap usage for the week. 

GWA Spokesperson Heidi Ballendorf says water remains on and there are no outages, but conservation is crucial as water levels aren't where they should be. This latest problem shows the vulnerability of GWA's aging system, as Ballendorf says, "Ugum is not producing its normal 2,000,000 gallons of water. It's producing less than a million. So the south is fragile and the north is fragile because of this huge well that has gone down."

Last week southern residents were asked to conserve water and many areas had low-to-no water pressure because of low water levels in the tanks servicing several southern villages. Water conservation efforts include not washing your car or watering your lawn.

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