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Guam Waterworks Authority Update

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he Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) provided an update that the GWA northern

systems are operating normally, with only two wells currently off-line.

High production wells are back on line.





Central systems are currently being affected by reduced pumping

capabilities at two central water booster pump stations, leading to low

water or no water in the higher elevations of Yona, and reduced reservoir

levels in Windward hills and portions of cross-island road.



Isolated areas serviced by booster pumps with no back-up generators are:

1) Nimitz Hill/Turner Road

2) Maina/Tuba &Pinga Streets



Tankers have been deployed to these areas until island power can be

restored.



GWA is working with the Guam Power Authority to prioritize restoring island

power to the affected central booster pump stations.



In the south, Ugum Water treatment plant is on line and producing

sufficient water for the service area. Two areas are without water due to

booster pumps with no back-up generators: 1) Merizo / Pigua Subdivision,

and 2) Agat-Umatac / Upper Santa Ana. Tankers have been deployed to these

areas as well.



There are also several isolated locations with water outages due to service

line breaks resulting from fallen/uprooted trees, and damage from equipment

conducting debris clearing operations. GWA repair crews have been

dispatched to make needed repairs. One area in Ipan cannot be addressed

until safety concerns resulting from a leaning power pole are resolved.



Wastewater Systems:

All treatment plants are operating normally. Some of the smaller southern

sewage pump stations without generators are being managed with pump trucks

until island power can be restored. Repairs and assessments of all of our

collection facilities are on-going, and any post-typhoon repairs will be

made as soon as manpower and resources become available.



More information will be provided as it becomes available.



For more information, contact the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil

Defense (GHS/OCD) 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600 or (671) 482-7019.

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