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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The first ever New Markets Tax Credit Program funded project in American Samoa closed on November 30, 2018. The Project will substantially reduce the high non-revenue water loss of 60% fresh drinking water, that serves the upper Pava’ia’i to Aoloau areas with over 550...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.3 million to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) to strengthen programs that protect human health and the environment, while the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) has been awarded $12.7...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) is looking at installing cameras at the water tank site at Blunts Point in Gataivai, after the water supply was contaminated on Nov. 29th by unknown school kids. ASPA's Environmental Division manager, William Spitzenberg told...
The $4.6 million American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Operations Center building in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMAERICAN SAMOA — Lively & Associates of Honolulu, HI who carried out the architectural and civil work for the $4.6 million American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) Operations Center building in Tafuna, was recognized last week in the Aloha State with the Sustainable Design Award,...
A look at the area in Aua where oil contaminants were found last week
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Oil Contaminants were found Oct. 1, 2018 at Leloaloa, during trenching activity for the sewer main line. According to information from an official at the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), upon discovery of the oil contaminants, immediate corrective action is to put...
Utu Abe Malae
Saipan, CNMI — It is no hyperbole to say that it wasn’t just American Samoa but possibly the entire Pacific region that mourned the passing of Utu Abe Malae yesterday. That was true at the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. in the CNMI, where Malae was a former executive director. According to Gary...
 Utu Abe Malae (right), talking with Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority executive director, Utu Abe Malae, who is also chairman of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa board of directors, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning at LBJ Medical Center. ASPA board chairman, Fonoti Perelini S. Perelini has...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week revealed that the ASG Treasury Department pays for costs of installing street lights on the main road. The revelation surfaced when Rep. Fialupe Felila Fiaui Lutu told ASPA witnesses that she...
American Samoa Power Authority officials William Spitzenberg, Wallen Young and Ryan Tuao’o
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the major concerns raised by lawmakers including Fono leaders is the high cost of electricity, which according to lawmakers, has now reached 35 cents per kilowatt compared to a few months ago. Tuato’o explained that the increase is due to the hike in fuel prices,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an Aug. 13 memo, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga appointed an eleven-member ASG Utility Task Force to recommend ways of reducing the cost of electricity being paid by all sectors of the community, where many families and the private sector, have voiced concerns over the...

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