Typhoon Debris Disposal Sites Open; Utilities Update 

Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero issued Executive Order No. 2023-04, relative to declaring a state of emergency due to the water supply shortage caused by Typhoon Mawar, and orders such that:

  • Pursuant to 9 G.C.A. § 55.60, individuals should only use water supplied by GWA for authorized uses pertaining to public health, safety and welfare. Specific unauthorized uses provided in Section 55.60 include washing motor vehicles, windows, streets, sidewalks and buildings.
  • Executive Order No. 2023-04 order shall be effective immediately and shall continue in effect for a period of fifteen (15) days. It shall expire on June 18, 2023, unless otherwise amended or rescinded by further executive order.

Executive Order No. 2023-04

Typhoon Debris Disposal Sites Open

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) along with the Guam National Guard, Department of Public Works and the Guam Department of Agriculture will open four (4) typhoon debris disposal sites. Three (3) sites will open tomorrow, Sunday, June 4 at 6 a.m. A fourth site will open on Monday, June 5:

Opening Sunday, June 4, 2023:

  • Dededo Transfer Station
  • Ypao Point 
  • Former Tiyan Carnival Grounds in Barrigada

Opening Monday, June 5, 2023:

  • DYA Cottage Homes in Talofofo

The typhoon disaster debris sites will operate 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and will accept the following waste types: 

  • Metallic waste (i.e. ferrous, non-ferrous metals, cans, misc. loose metals and tin) 
  • Construction debris (i.e. building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing)
  • Household hazardous waste (i.e. Oil, batteries, pesticides, paint, cleaning supplies,
  • Green waste (i.e. vegetative debris, trees, grass clippings, branches, logs, leaves)
  • Damaged home furniture (i.e. carpet, beds, sofa, tables)
  • Damaged electronic and appliances (i.e. televisions, computers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves)

GEPA personnel will be on-site to inspect debris loads, and waste types not approved for disposal at these four sites will be rejected. The identification, transportation and disposal of household hazardous waste is made possible through the coordination of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

GPA Update:

The Guam Power Authority (GPA) continues its restoration and post-typhoon recovery efforts. GPA reports that as of 1 p.m.:

  • 46.0.% of the System Load (Customer Demand) has been restored.
  • 95.8% of GPA’s Substation Energization has been restored.
  • 82.5% of GPA’s feeders/ circuits have been energized/restored.

GPA notes that feeders and circuits may be energized only if GPA’s substations are energized and that system load will increase once feeders and circuits are energized.

Three (3) additional feeders/circuits were added to the island-wide system for a total of 52 feeders/circuits that are partially energized today. A total of 23 critical substations were energized of the 24 total major GPA substations. Umatac substation restoration is in process. 

Current generation capacity is 111MW of capacity online supporting a 92.7MW load. 

Work continues to dry out base load units (Piti 8&9 and Cabras 1&2) as they proceed toward being placed online within the next few days. Twelve (12) line crew personnel from Commonwealth Utility Corporation (CUC) CNMI will be arriving Sunday morning to assist in recovery efforts . 

Customers can contact GPA’s 24-Hour Trouble Dispatch at 475-1472/3/4 or via direct message on GPA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GuamPowerAuthority.  

GWA Update:

The Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) provides this Water System Status update:


  • GWA northern water system is operating normally. 
  • 55% of operable wells are online. 
  • There are currently 23 wells on island power and 43 operating on gensets 
  • GWA continues to operate all available wells to increase reservoir levels throughout the northern system and send more water to the Central System 


  • GWA resources and Navy-supplied sources continue to supply Santa Rita and Agat, except in the higher elevation areas of Santa Ana.
  • Service on Cross-island road area restored up to Our Lady of Peace. 
  • The Sinafa area and higher elevations of Santa Rita on Cross-Island Road remain without water. 
  • Talo’fo’fo main village has been restored but remains susceptible to outages as reservoir levels drop during high demand. Crews continue to monitor the system. 
  • Tumon, Tamuning, Chalan Pago, and Sinajana will continue to experience intermittent service disruption during peak demand times. 
  • Most of Mangilao remains without water service. 


  • GWA’s southern water system continues to operate at reduced capacity due to damaged control equipment at the Ugum Surface Water Treatment Plant. 
  • Water services are restored from Ipan to Umatac, however, higher areas in Umatac have no water until operators can build up water levels in the 1-million-gallon Umatac Sub Reservoir. 
  • Residents in Yona in extreme high elevations are without water. 
  • Nine (9) – 6,000 gallon Flexible Potable Water Tanks (FPWT):


  • Dededo Mayor’s Office, Dededo
  • Yigo Gym, Yigo
  • Astumbo Fire Senior Center
  • Mount Santa Rosa (near observatory), Yigo


  • Santa Teresita, Mangilao
  • Shop 4 Less – stationed at the rear of the building on S. Biang St side , Maite


  • Umatac Memorial Park, entrance to Umatac
  • Malojloj Old Mayor’s Office
  • Santa Rita/Apra Hts – Sinifa

The water tanks listed above are accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week at this time. Once the tanks are depleted, they will be refilled and returned to service at locations still without water. Residents island-wide who have water service are advised to conserve and limit use for cleaning, bathing, and cooking in order to conserve water to allow reservoir levels to increase. 

A precautionary boil water notice remains in place. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. 

Residents island-wide, who have water service, are asked to limit use for cleaning, bathing, and cooking in order to conserve water to allow reservoir levels to increase. 

For information, contact GWA’s 24/7 phone line at (671) 646-4211 or go to www.facebook.com/guamwaterworksauthority.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.


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