Some areas in southern Saipan now have power

All Tinian feeders still offline, but water production at 100 percent

Some areas in the southern part of Saipan already have power, even as restoration work is still ongoing at the four feeders that remain offline.

Water production on Saipan is now at 80 percent, with 104 out of the 131 water wells operating, according to Commonwealth Utilities Corp. executive director Gary P. Camacho yesterday.

In his update, Camacho said 49 water wells are online, using the CUC power grid, while 43 wells are online using Federal Emergency Management Agency generators.

Camacho said the CUC power crew energized the primary lines from the Dandan entrance to Dandan Middle School last Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, the Tun Herman Pan compound and Java Joe’s and Everclean laundry were energized.

As of Saturday, work was still in progress for the primary lines to restore power from Dandan Elementary School to the Dandan homestead.

Camacho said that, as of last Saturday, the Obyan area was being prioritized to energize the numerous water wells.

He said that last Nov. 19, they energized facilities on Tun Herman Pan Road from the Adios sign to the Commonwealth Ports Authority building.

The Herman’s Bakery area was energized last Nov. 20.

Camacho said restoration is still ongoing in the areas surrounding the Northern Marianas College and As Lito toward Koblerville.

On Tinian, he said, all feeders remain offline.

Camacho said Maui Pump Station remains operational and water is 100 percent online in San Jose, Marpo Valley, Carolinas Heights, and Marpo Heights I and II.

Camacho said that water production is steady at 100 percent.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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