U.S. EPA Awards $6.7M to Guam Waterworks Authority

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Washington D.C. – The Guam Waterworks Authority has received a grant award from the U.S. EPA of more than $6.7 million dollars.

Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo made the announcement in a release Saturday.

READ Congresswoman Bordallo’s release below:

U.S. EPA Awards GWA $6,767,588 in Federal Financial Assistance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –February 17, 2012– Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $6,767,588 in federal financial assistance to the Guam Waterworks Authority. The federal funds awarded today will support Capital Improvement Projects in GWA’s FY 2011-2012 Consolidated Environmental Program.

This grant will provide technical assistance to GWA in the planning and development of infrastructure improvements, which include geographical information systems (GIS) and hydraulic modeling development; project planning; prioritization and management; development of engineering and operational standard operating procedures, costing, construction management, procurement/contracting, project development, and conceptual project design development and review assistance.

“The funds received today will help support the Guam Waterworks Authority in planning and developing Capital Improvement Projects on Guam,” Congresswoman Bordallo said. “The federal government continues to invest in Guam’s civilian infrastructure, and these funds will help to address capacity issues on island.  I look forward to seeing these funds benefit Guam’s water and wastewater systems.”

Governor Eddie B. Calvo said:

“This money will help pay for improvements that our water system needs, and improvements the federal government is requiring.  My administration also appreciates that USEPA will use these funds to help develop in-house, local talent to address the challenges of our institutional capacity.  I want to thank the hardworking men and women in the administration, at the Guam Waterworks Authority, and Congresswoman Bordallo for continuing to seek federal assistance for this federal mandate.”