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Sanchez to feds: "enough water available"

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Consolidated Commission on Utilities Chairperson Simon Sanchez responds to the federal government's status report that cited several violations that continue to plague the island's multiple waste waster treatment plants.  The status report pointed out the proposed Okkodo Workforce Village and the impact it will have on the Northern District Wastewater Treatment Plant, which would not be able to handle the overload because the waste that the village would generate exceeds what the facility is permitted to treat. 

The feds likewise were concerned that GWA does not have the infrastructure in place to provide water to the workforce village and cited the strain it would place on the water supply. Court document stating that it could lead to low water pressure to surrounding areas such as Upper Tamuning, Upper and Lower Tumon, Dededo, Harmon and other areas.

"There is enough water available through the Navy's systems. Younex would purchase the water it needs for housing workers from the Navy through GWA Younex would built a transmission line to get the water from the Navy system to the Younex housing, so we think we have some solutions to the concerns of waste water capacity," said Sanchez.

The Guam Waterworks Authority meanwhile is scheduled to submit its status report by Wednesday. The next quarterly status hearing is scheduled for August 4.

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