CABINET NOTES – The Minister of Public Utilities made a report on water production and distribution, and his plans to address both.

The turbidity of the ocean has made the intake of water from the sea impossible at times; consequently, APUA will likely follow other nations and construct deep wells on land near the ocean into which filtered water will flow from the sea.

That water will remain a source for desalination even when the sea is rough. The Minister visited virtually every reverse osmosis plant in order to get a first-hand look at the challenges they face.

The plants require security fencing and security cameras in order to guard against mischief and vandalism.

Spare parts for the plants have also been an issue that the Minister is addressing; when plants are shut off, the ability to supply the homeowners with potable water is a real challenge during this drought.