Naval Base Guam Eases Water Conservation Measures


Guam – Naval Base Guam has returned to Water Conservation Level (WCL) IV due to the Fena reservoir level having risen with the recent rains.

According to Cmdr. Kevin Gillam, Executive Officer of Naval Base Guam, while moving from WCL III to IV is a step in the right direction, “we should always look for ways to preserve our natural resources”.  WCL IV applies to Naval Base Guam personnel and their families and they are directed to observe the mandatory water conservation measures that are still in effect. 

These measures include limiting the washing of personal vehicles to only once per month; no command-sponsored car washes are authorized on base; and washing down driveways, parking areas, patios and porches is prohibited.

The Navy Exchange car wash will reopen for their patron’s use and will resume their normal operating hours.

Naval Base Guam Public Works Officer, Cmdr. Mike Thornton, said the water conservation directives given to Navy personnel are also appropriate measures and guidelines to follow for any resident in the southern villages and other areas whose water source is the Fena reservoir.