Dept. of Agriculture Pumping of Storm Runoff Into Tumon Bay Preserve Being Investigated

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Water Quality and MPA Violation 

Guam – Department of Agriculture biologist Brent Tibbatts says they are investigating the pumping of what appears to be storm runoff into the Tumon bay marine preserve.

 

 Tibbatts says this is a water quality violation. He says it is a violation to discharge water into another body of water. Tibbatts has reported the matter to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency and he went to the site this afternoon and took photos and video. Tibbatts says that as of this afternoon the water was no longer being pumped directly into the preserve but instead being pumped into a storm drain. Tibbatts says the water was being pumped from a parking area between the Outrigger Hotel and Dusit Thani.