29 Dec 2008

Public water to be connected to outlying villages in American Samoa

11:13 am on 29 December 2008

The American Samoa Power Authority, or ASPA, has been awarded a grant of 1.43 million US dollars from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to connect the outlying villages of Fagali'i, Malota, and Fagamalo to the public water system.

The project will enable ASPA to supply potable water to the western most villages, which have not yet met standards of the Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act.

Our correspondent says with the completion of this federally-funded project, all of Tutuila will be served with potable water supplied by ASPA.

Until now the western most villages are served by village water systems which are not chlorinated.

This project has been a high priority target for ASPA.

ASPA engineers will soon start the land survey of the proposed tank site in Fagali'i.