Guam – Senator Tom Ada has introduced a bill that would allow GovGuam land to be used to build a consolidated GPA-GWA utility office.
Bill 472-30 (COR) would convey the title of available Government of Guam land comprising an area of fifteen acres in the village of Mangilao for the
purpose of constructing an office facility that will be utilized by both the GPA and THE Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA).
Currently, GPA and GWA facilities are dispersed throughout the island, and many lack the space to adequately address utility operations and customer service.
The “Fadian Administration and Operations Center” will consolidate several divisions within the GPA and GWA including: administration,
engineering, planning, human resources and customer service.
In a release, Senator Ada states, “an investment in such a facility will enable the GPA and GWA to consolidate administrative services and specialized resources beneficial to both utilities, which ultimately would improve efficiency by eliminating duplication of efforts between the two utility agencies.”
The release further states that Bill 472-30 will enable GPA to meet the contractual obligations of bonds secured earlier this year so that construction of the $35,000,000 consolidated office project will be completed by 2013.
The new office facility will be designed and constructed in accordance with LEED standards to lower the adverse impact of GPA and GWA operations on the island by reducing electrical, water and sewer demand.
Senator Ada states, “it is imperative we protect the island’s natural environment by implementing environmentally sustainable and progressive building practices.”