GWA Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The Guam Waterworks Authority held its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new Wastewater Treatment plant in Harmon.

PNC’s Khyomara Santana has more on the story…

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The plant has the capacity to treat 4-9 million gallons a day and will help protect Guam’s marine environment and Tumon’s bay.

Originally constructed in 1979, the new upgrades ensure the plant is fully compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) discharge elimination Permits.

The project expands the capacity of the Northern District service and will provide clean water and increased water pressure for areas such as Tumon, Dededo and the new Marine Corps Base.

Joey Duenas, Chairman of the Guam Consolidated Commission on Utilities said, “We still have areas in Guam where you have good water pressure, and low water pressure, and the only way to adjust that is to go out and work on those projects”—

The upgrade, which started in 2020, now marks the largest capital investment in GWA’s history with an investment of over 120 million dollars.

However, public officials ensure the work is not done and that they will continue improving the infrastructure for both Guam Power and Waterworks authorities.