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CUC opens 6 water filling stations

THE Commonwealth Utilities Corp. on Monday opened six water filling stations.

CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho said these are located at:

  • • As Matuis Water Station on Matansa Road, Route 320, open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
  • • Kanat Tabla Water Station located before the rock quarry, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • • Capital Hill Water Station on the comer of Mt. Tapochao and Belau Street, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • • Navy Hill Water Station on Isla Drive near the baseball field, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • • Kagman Water Station, across from Kagman Market, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
  • • Koblerville Water Station on Tanktak Drive between Hanam Market and Tottoville, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Camacho said due to the limited water supply that CUC currently has available in its tanks, water is metered and each vehicle will be allowed to receive up to 50 gallons of water.

He said the water is non-potable  and should be mainly  used for non-consumption use such as bathing, cleaning and laundry.

Residents are advised to boil and or treat the water with chlorine by adding 16 drops (118 teaspoons) of liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water. Bleach, such as Clorox, should have a concentration  of 5.25 percent to 6 percent and should have no other active ingredient, Camacho said.

“If it smells like chlorine, you can use it. If it does not smell like chlorine, add 16 more drops (1/8 teaspoons) of chlorine bleach per gallon of water,” he added.

CUC is coordinating  with the Saipan Mayor’s  Office and Department  of Public Works to clear debris around additional areas to set up potential water filling stations, Camacho said.

For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282 or monitor its Facebook page for the latest updates.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/108516-cuc-opens-6-water-filling-stations

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