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More villages getting power, water restored after Mawar


By Pacific Island Times News Staff


Electricity has been restored to 41.5 percent of the Guam Power Authority’s customers throughout Guam, while 53 percent of the Guam Waterworks Authority’s wells are now back online.


GPA said feeders and circuits may be energized only if its substations are energized and that system load will increase once feeders and circuits are energized.


As of 1 p.m. today, 95.8 percent of GPA’s substation energization has been restored and 77.8 percent of feeders/ circuits have been energized


“Five additional feeders/circuits were added to the island-wide system for a total of 49 feeders/circuits that are partially energized today,” GPA said. “A total of 23 critical substations were energized of the 24 total major GPA substations. Umatac substation restoration is in process.”


GPA said the current generation capacity is 111MW of capacity online supporting an 83MW load. A baseload unit in Piti is expected to be back online today, according to the utility agency.


GWA said it continues to operate all available wells to increase reservoir levels throughout the northern system until reservoir levels can be increased.


The areas south of the Anderson back gate now have water service.


GWA resources and Navy-supplied sources continue to supply Santa Rita and Agat, except in the higher elevation areas of Umang and Santa Ana. Service on Cross-Island Road area up to Our Lady of Peace is restored.


The Sinafa area and higher elevations of Santa Rita on Cross-Island Road remain without water. Talo’fo’fo main village has been restored but remains susceptible to outages as reservoir levels drop during high demand. Crews continue to monitor the system.


GWA said Tumon, Tamuning, Chalan Pago and Sinajana will continue to experience intermittent service disruption during peak demand times.

Most of Mangilao remains without water service.


GWA’s southern water system is being operated at reduced capacity due to damaged control equipment at the Ugum Surface Water Treatment Plant.


Water services are restored from Ipan to Umatac, however, higher areas in Umatac have no water until operators can build up water levels in the 1-million-gallon Umatac Sub Reservoir.


Residents in Yona in extremely high elevations are without water.


GWA said 10 flexible potable water tanks each containing 6,000 gallons of water are available at the following sites:


North

o Dededo Mayor’s Office, Dededo

o Yigo Gym, Yigo

o Astumbo Fire Station (moved from Chalan Palauan)

o Mount Santa Rosa, Yigo

o Y-15 Well Site (across Upi Elementary), Yigo


Central

o Santa Teresita, Mangilao

o Shop 4 Less parking lot, Maite


South

o Memorial Park entrance (moved from Humåtak Mayor’s Office), Humåtak

o Malesso’ Pier

o Malojloj Old Mayor’s Office, Inalåhan


Five additional flex tanks deployments are pending additional containers/chassis.


The water tanks listed above are accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week at this time. Once the tanks are depleted, they will be refilled and returned to service at locations still without water. Residents island-wide who have water service are advised to conserve and limit use for cleaning, bathing, and cooking in order to conserve water to allow reservoir levels to increase.

The Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) continues trash collection services following Typhoon Mawar and is providing an update to customers and residents regarding delays in services.



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