Tinian public cemetery now has water connection

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TINIAN — The public cemetery in San Jose is now connected to the island’s water supply, Mayor Edwin Aldan said in a recent interview.

“This is very important especially during special events at the cemetery — people can now get water at their convenience,” he added.

In the past, he said, people visiting the cemetery would have to bring their own water to clean the graves of their loved ones.

Tinian’s public cemetery in San Jose.  Contributed photo

To install the water connection, he said his office allocated $2,800 for the needed equipment and materials.

“We have our own carpenter and plumber who worked on the project,” he said, adding that his office also secured a permit from the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality.

Aldan said he now plans to develop a veterans cemetery adjacent to the public cemetery.

“We want them close to each other — the public cemetery and the veterans cemetery,” he added. “It is important to have a veterans cemetery on Tinian.”

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