Post-Mawar utility updates on Guam
Guam Power Authority:
The Guam Power Authority (GPA) continues its restoration and post-typhoon recovery efforts. GPA reports that as of 1 p.m. today:
· 12% of the System Load (Customer Demand) has been restored.
· 46.2% of GPA’s Substation Energization has been restored.
· 17.5% of GPA’s feeders/circuits have been energized/restored.
GPA notes that feeders and circuits may be energized only if GPA’s substation is energized and that system load will increase once feeders and circuits are energized.
Customers can contact GPA’s 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3/4 or via direct message on GPA’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GuamPowerAuthority.
Guam Waterworks Authority:
GWA continues its restoration and post-typhoon recovery efforts. GWA reports that as of 1 p.m.:
· Currently 50% of operable wells are online
· GWA continues to operate all available wells to increase reservoir levels throughout the northern system
· The connection to Navy-supplied sources at Sånta Rita-Sumai and Nimitz Hill has been restored and service is being restored to the area
· The new Winward Hills Reservoir was put online after chlorination reached acceptable levels. providing partial service to the village of Talo’fo’fo
· GWA crews continue to work to repair a water main break in Hågat before service can be restored
· GWA’s southern water system is being operated at reduced capacity due to damaged control equipment at the Ugum Surface Water Treatment Plant. Restoration has commenced toward the Malojloj pump station to restore service to downstream lines and tanks in Malojloj, Inarajan, and Malesso, however, GWA crews are monitoring for breaks that may have occurred and must be repaired before restoration can be completed.
· GWA has deployed four 6000-gallon Flexible Potable Water Tanks overnight in Mangilao, Ordot, and Dededo. Two more are being prepped and will be deployed to Merizo and Agat later today. Once the tanks are depleted, they will be refilled and returned to service at locations still without water.
To report water outages, call GWA at (671) 647-7800.
GSWA Service Update:
The Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) will resume curbside trash collection services on Monday, May 29, 2023. GSWA will prioritize accessible routes and provide curbside collection services to these areas. GSWA will schedule additional collections for customers located in inaccessible areas as roads are cleared. Customers are reminded to place their trash carriers on the curb the night prior to their designated collection day.
GSWA Residential Transfer Stations located in Harmon, Hagåt, and Malojloj will reopen Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Transfer stations will operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. GSWA Customer Service and administrative offices have resumed normal business hours. For more information, please visit gswa.guam.gov.
Open Burning Unauthorized:
The Guam Fire Department (GFD) reminds our community to refrain from burning debris. Low water supply throughout the island will challenge the response to extinguishing fires. Residents are urged to call their respective village mayor's office for guidance on disposing of debris and to call the Guam Fire Department to report unauthorized burning.