JIC Release No. 16 - GWA Update

JIC Release No. 16 - GWA Update

The 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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