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Guam gets $1.65 million to improve drinking water infrastructure

Release Date: 05/17/2006
Contact Information: Dean Higuchi, 808-541-2711, higuchi.dean@epa.gov

Photo of girl drinking water, in Guam(5/17/06) HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $1.65 million in grants to the Guam Waterworks Authority for drinking water infrastructure improvements in Guam.

“The funding will be put to good use by Guam to improve the quality of drinking water,” said John McCarroll, manager of the EPA Pacific Southwest Region’s Pacific Islands Office. “These three projects will help further protect public health by upgrading groundwater chlorination systems in northern Guam and a spring reservoir in Agat.”

A grant to the upgrade of groundwater chlorination systems throughout the northern area of Guam was increased by $529,900 to $1.45 million.


A second grant was increased by $648,000 to $1.1 million for the rehabilitation of the Santa Rita Springs booster pump station, reservoir and water transmission line.

Scenic photo of coastline in Tumon Guam The grant for the Sinajana project for the construction of a new water transmission line between Agana Heights and Ordot was increased by $446,737 to $2.5 million.

The upgrade of groundwater chlorination systems, reservoir, booster pump station and water transmission line will provide for a more reliable and improved quality of Guam's drinking water system. The upgrade of groundwater chlorination systems is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2006 with the rehabilitation of the Santa Rita Springs booster pump station by early 2007. The Sinajana project is expected to be completed in late 2007.

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