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Fagaima flooding
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa government is looking at federal funding under a hazard mitigation grant program to address drainage problems at Fagaima after Tropical Storm Gita. The Fagaima area is one of the most hard-hit parts of the territory during heavy rain and it was only...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority is sending samples of brown-colored water being pumped from water wells at Tafuna for testing off island. The samples are from two high producing water wells which ASPA shut down after they produced dirty water following recent heavy...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Heavy rain in American Samoa has contaminated wells with dirty water forcing American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) to shut them down. This has resulted in low water pressure for many parts of the main island, Tutuila. A spokesperson for the authority, William Spitzenberg...
Wallon Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Power Authority acting executive director Wallon Young has informed Rep. Larry Sanitoa that the ASPA street light crew was to begin work yesterday, on street lights in Tualauta, where many residents have complained about streets lights not being operable...
Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Six public schools on the east side of Tutuila affected by yesterday morning’s power outage, had their regular classes canceled, while staff and administrators reported to work as usual. The power outage started around 4a.m and Samoa News understands that the outage...
ASPA personnel drilling water wells on the eastside of Tutuila.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority is drilling five new wells on the eastside of Tutuila to replace high chloride wells causing the “salty” taste in the water in this area.  Chloride occurs naturally in groundwater sources. Elevated levels of chloride in a groundwater...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority has signed contracts for two multi-million-dollar renewable energy projects that promise to reduce the cost of electricity for Tutuila residents down to about 11-cents per kilowatt hour. Speaking at the opening of the Fono, Gov. Lolo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) has issued an apology to residents of the east side, who have experienced a handful of power outages over the past month. Responding to Samoa News inquiries this week, ASPA said its T&D team have been trying to locate an "...
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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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