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    Thursday, November 23, 2017-9:03:28P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

CUC completes 1 of 7 special projects

ONLY one of the seven special projects funded by legislative appropriation has been completed so far, Commonwealth Utilities Corp. Executive Director Gary Camacho said in a report to the Senate Committee on Public Utilities, Transportation and Communications.

He said the As Mahetog waterline extension project was completed on June 2, 2017 while the $150,000 Commonwealth Dr. waterline project is due for completion next month. CUC.

He added that Cuc has already received the design for final review and comments.

Gary Camacho

The project involves the installation of 4,622 linear feet of six-inch distribution main along Commonwealth Dr. and reconnect all service laterals, Camacho said.

He added that CUC needs $401,000 more for the construction of the project.

CUC is expected to finish the Koa Lane waterline extension to serve about six residential homes along Koa Lane by December, Camacho said, adding that the project cost is $230,000.

Camacho said CUC is also reviewing the design of the As Terlaje 16-inch waterline replacement project, which would cost $1.6-million.

To be completed next year are three waterline extension projects, he added.

Camacho also reported on the status of the projects funded by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant that expired in August.

These include the following: $1.39 million San Vicente waterline and service extension; $1.5 million Navy Hill waterline and pressure improvement; $1.85 million rehabilitation of the S8 lift station; $1.85 million valve and hydrant replacement and leak detection; $1.356 million chlorine storage building; $2.42 million Capital Hill waterline replacement; $1.37 million Rota water supply; $750,000 rehabilitation of life station S3; $3.31 million Agingan wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation; $795,000 Saipan sewer connections project; $2.22 million wastewater collection system, lift stations, and maintenance shop projects; $2.98 million master plan for water and wastewater of Saipan, Rota and Tinian; $273,000 Tinian valve replacement project; $484,000 Duenas Well project; $825,000 Maui wells rehabilitation; $54,000 Kagman wells project; $3.11 million W4,W5 and W6 lift stations elimination project; $1.59 million As Lito water main replacement; $2.15 million Papago tank replacement; and $5.26 million NMC 1 MG water tank replacement.