Water issues trigger shut down of GDOE central offices & school campuses

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Full restoration is not known at this time, but the superintendent says that if the water is not fully restored to the facilities by 5 am tomorrow, they will make the call for school closures.


Guam – Although Guam Waterworks Authority claimed that water to several villages was finally restored last evening, several school campuses and facilities were shut down this morning after they discovered there was still little to no water pressure.

At 2 am, GWA announced that water was fully restored in the villages of Mangilao, Barrigada, and certain areas in Tiyan; however, PC Lujan Elementary School had to close its doors this morning after discovering that there was still no water to the facility.

Shortly thereafter, the Department of Education’s Tiyan Headquarters had to close early today as well citing little to no water pressure to their central office buildings.

In a press release, GDOE announced that Tiyan High School was also next on the list of schools shut down due to water issues.

Superintendent Jon Fernandez tells PNC that DOE did not receive a notice from GWA, in fact, he says they only learned of the situation after the schools alerted them first. Fernandez adds that they reached out to GWA to find out whether they knew if and when the water would be restored.

Meanwhile, GWA announced in a press release that intermittent weather caused their well facility to trip offline.

Full restoration is not known at this time, but the superintendent says that if the water is not fully restored to the facilities by 5 am tomorrow, they will make the call for closure.