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Southern water plant back online

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by Janjeera Hail

Guam - The Ugum Water Treatment Plant is back online after problems with the new membrane system left southern residents high and dry earlier this week.  Guam Waterworks Authority spokespersson Heidi Ballendorf says that, for now, they've implemented backup measures.

"What we decided to do was bring the conventional side of the plant, which we haven't completely turned off," she said.  "Have that running at the same time, so we have what we call redundancy in the system. In other words, have some overlap so we don't have some of the challenges like we had this week with the water going out."

Ugum began using the membrane system in May, and Ballendorf says it may still take a couple more months before all the kinks are ironed out.

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