Navy indicates plans to reduce rate hike
by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Friday, November 09, 2007
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo received the official word today that the Navy plans to reduce its rate increase to the Guam Waterworks Authority for water from Fena. The Navy announced that starting October 1 rates would jump from $2.07 per kilogallon to $4.05. The new increase is $3.25.
The announcement comes as a result of a meeting a meeting in Washington, D.C. today between Bordallo and assistant secretary of the Navy for installations and environment B.J. Penn and Joint Guam Program Office executive director David Bice. Guam's delegate says she appreciates the partial relief and will work to address the broader water issues on Guam in light of the planned military buildup.
Bordallo also pledge to continue to work with the federal officials. The rate reduction kicks in immediately.