Most areas on Saipan now have power

7 out 9 feeders partially online

Most areas on Saipan now have power.

Seven out of nine feeders are partially online, while water production is at 81 percent.

Commonwealth Utilities Corp. executive director Gary P. Camacho said yesterday that Feeders 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7, and Kiya 1 and 2 Feeders are partially online.

The remaining feeders that are offline or have no power are Kiya 3 and 4.

Kiya 3 covers the areas surrounding Middle Road from Sugar King onward to Gualo Rai, while Kiya 4 covers Chalan Kanoa, Susupe, and Chalan Kiya to the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.

Under Kiya 3, Camacho said that, as of Monday, power crews continue to repair and install conductors, transformers and hardware from the Gualo Rai traffic light to McDonald’s.

Camacho said that last Friday, primary lines from Taro Sue to the Gualo Rai traffic light was completed and ready to be energized.

Under Kiya 4, Camacho said they completed the installation of new concrete power poles and straightened power poles from the Ada Gym to the Chalan Kanoa post office traffic light last Monday.

On water, CUC reported that 105 of the 131 water wells are operating or at 81 percent.

Sixty-five water wells or 62 percent are online with the CUC power grid and 40 water wells or 38 percent are online with Federal Emergency Management Agency generators.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com

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