11 villages now get limited CUC water supply


The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is one step closer to providing limited water service islandwide with the addition of As Teo to the growing list of villages receiving water on Saipan.

The limited water service schedule was disrupted by Tropical Storm Goni, but the storm’s passing has allowed CUC to reinstate and expand the schedule.

Generators provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency were disconnected from CUC’s pumps and wells in advance of the Tropical Storm Goni and have been reactivated and refueled by FEMA’s contractor.

Below is the current schedule for limited water service by village:

• San Antonio and Chalan Piao: 8am-1pm daily

• Chalan Kanoa: Odd days: 6pm-8am; Even days: 1pm-6pm

• Susupe, Oleai, and San Jose: Odd days: 1pm-6pm; Even days: 6pm-8am

• Chalan Kiya: 24 hours (lower elevations only)

• Navy Hill (Upper) 12pm-4pm daily

• Navy Hill (Lower): 8am-12pm

• Chinatown: 4pm-5pm daily

• As Teo: 3pm-7pm daily

All times are subject to change based on the volume of water coming into the tank, according to CUC.

Water filling stations
CUC continues to provide up to 100 gallons of water per household per day at filling stations across Saipan. Residential customers may fill their containers in As Teo, Capital Hill, Kannat Tabla, Navy Hill, and As Matuis as we continue to restore essential services that were rendered inoperable by Typhoon Soudelor. Each site is open daily from 12pm to 7pm.

The water made available at the filling stations is strictly for non-commercial residential use. No water buffaloes will be filled.

Safety precaution
As a precaution, all water provided by CUC will need to be sanitized through the use of chlorine bleach or boiling before it can be used by the community.

FOR BOILING: Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

FOR CHLORINATING: Alternatively, customers may also disinfect their water with bleach using the following measurements:


Note: Allow the water to stand in a covered container, away from the sunlight, if possible, for at least 30 minutes.

For more information, visit our website at www.cucgov.org or contact CUC’s Customer Call Center at 664-4CUC (664-4282). (CUC)

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