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
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.
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.