CABINET NOTES: The Cabinet invited the APUA Water Manager to the Cabinet in order to learn of the reasons why several communities are being deprived of potable water for a few consecutive days.
The Water Manager explained that a challenge of moisture accumulating in electrical boxes that power the individual plants, malfunctioned.
The Hurricane Fiona, with its lateral winds carrying water droplets, penetrated the barriers and made the electrical boxes malfunction. Their repair required the plants to be turned off while the technicians fixed the boxes.
All the boxes are now fixed, and the Crabbes plant is working at full capacity once more. Production of potable water has returned to 7 million gallons daily, allowing every community to receive a supply almost daily. The storage tanks at every reverse osmosis plant are being filled again.
The APUA Water Manager advises that the replacement of broken water mains in several streets in the Point Area will commence in November. The streets will become impassable during the time when the old pipes are being replaced.