Community Briefs May 25, 2022

Posted on May 25 2022


5.4-magnitude earthquake in Rota region
At 4:45am yesterday, May 24, 2022, a report of a 5.4-magnitude earthquake occurred 14.114°N 145.976°E of Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands. Currently, no tsunami warnings or advisories were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. For more information, contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000. (PR)

Water service interruption today
There will be an emergency water service interruption for Commonwealth Utilities Corp. customers on Beach Road Chalan Piao from the Mobil Gas Station south to the Victory Chapel Church today, May 25, 2022, from 8:30am to 4pm.

The emergency water interruption is to allow CUC operations personnel to repair a 4-inch mainline break near the Subway Restaurant in Chalan Piao. Customers should expect restoration of water services soon after.

Motorists are asked to proceed with caution when traveling through the working area.

For more information, contact the CUC Hotline (236-4333) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates. (PR)

Power service interruption on Friday
There will be a scheduled power service interruption on May 27, 2022, as the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. continues its ongoing systems maintenance.
■ Time: 9am to 1pm
o Area(s) affected: Portions of Tun Kiyoshi Road.
■ Momentary Power Service Interruption
Time: 9am to 9:30am and 12:30pm to 1pm
o Area(s) affected: Portions of Tun Kiyoshi Road (Pontan Dr., Bulachu Pl., Gaole Dr., and Pokkat Ln.).
■ Purpose: To replace two existing 55’ concrete poles to 45’ concrete poles.
■ Circuit: Kiya 2
■ Water Well(s) Affected: KV-9, KV-11 KV-12, KV-13, KV-15, KV-16, KV-17, KV-111 and KV-116.
o Area(s) affected: Koblerville, San Antonio. Chalan Piao. Susupe. Chalan Piao. Susupe, Chalan Kanoa, Susupe and Oleai may be affected based on tank level.
■ Wastewater Facility Affected: None
For more information, contact the CUC Customer Hotline (236-4333) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates ( (PR)

Water service interruption on Friday
There will be a scheduled water service interruption for customers along Beach Road Chalan Kanoa from Tasi Homes to Great Harvest on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 9am to 3pm.

The scheduled water service interruption is to allow CUC’s contractor for the Islandwide Water Meter Installation Project, to perform a leak repair and defective valve change-out at the Aquarius Beach Tower Hotel. Customers should expect restoration of water services soon after.

This project is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and aims to address the non-revenue water problems in the CNMI.
For more information, contact the CUC Hotline (236-4333) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates (httns:// (PR)

Military field training exercise in the CNMI
Joint Region Marianas advises the CNMI community of convoy operations with tactical military vehicles scheduled to support an upcoming military exercise from June 5-13. 

During the convoy operations, numerous tactical military vehicles will traverse public roads on Saipan. Additionally, the public may see increased activity at the Port of Saipan and parts of Tinian associated with the training.

The planned military activities should not conflict with the Pacific Mini Games scheduled for mid-June.

For an opportunity to view a static display of the military tactical vehicles, contact the Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs office at (670) 488-0220.

For more information about the military exercise, contact the Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office at or (671) 349-4055. (PR)

Guam PTEC sets 2 free webinars a week
The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering two more free webinars this May. Webinars run from 10am to 11:30am and will be conducted via Zoom. Links to the live webinar and the webinar evaluation will be emailed to all registered attendees 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.

■ May 26 – PIEE/WAWF – Department of Defense vendors use the Wide-Area Workflow module in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment system to create, submit, and track their invoices. We will show you how to set up an account and submit an invoice so you get paid on time.

■ May 31 and June 2, 2022 – Cybersecurity – Department of Defense vendors need to protect themselves from cyber attacks. We will discuss DOD’s current requirements as well as the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0).

To register, visit: (PR)

UOG Regent Nominating Council Meeting  
The regular meeting of the University of Guam Regent Nominating Council is re-scheduled for 3pm on Thursday, May 26, at the Jesus and Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business and Public Administration building, Room 262.  

A broadcast of the meeting via video livestream will be available on the UOG YouTube channel at    

This complies with paragraph 3 of the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2021-05, dated Feb. 27, 2021, related to Open Government and Participation in Meetings via Teleconferencing during the emergency declaration period.

The University of Guam complies with Guam Public Law 36-34 changes to the Open Government Law and Guam Public Law 24-109 with reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For special accommodations, please contact the ADA coordinator at (671) 735-2244 or (TTY) (671) 735-2243. Live closed captioning is available through a website link provided within the online meeting. (PR)

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