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Water Pollution Control Program

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About the Program

Erosion Problems
Guam EPA Water Pollution Control Program staff investigate an erosion problem at Namo Falls Park in Santa Rita.
Guam EPA and US EPA officials conduct an NPDES/SPCC inspection at Tanguisson Power Plant.
The Water Pollution Control Program is comprised of two sections: the Community Wastewater and Individual Wastewater Sections. It administers several programs and plays an important role in protecting public health, the sole source of Guam's drinking water (the Northern Aquifer), and Guam's waters from point and non-point sources of water pollution.

The Community Wastewater Program staff are responsible for administering a program that provides sewage treatment and related facilities for Guam, while the Individual Wastewater Program staff are responsible for controlling pollution from domestic wastewater through a permitting system which requires that all buildings on Guam have a safe and adequate sewage disposal system.

The program also handles the administration of the Federal Sewer Construction Grants Program, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program, Nonpoint Source Management Program, Individual Wastewater Program, implementation and enforcement of the Guam Water Quality Standards, Guam Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations, Feedlot Waste Management Regulations, and Connection to Public Sewer Regulations.

During the current fiscal year, the Water Pollution Control Program has selected core objectives designed to make progress in protecting public health and the waters of Guam. More specifically, the program will complete and adopt proposed revisions to the Guam Water Quality Standards and implement and enforce the newly adopted revised Guam Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Regulations, and improve environmental compliance for facilities, construction sites and homes.

Program Permits

The Water Pollution Control Program is responsible for issuing permits for Pollution Discharge, Sewer and Water Construction, Sewer Connection and Individual Wastewater Disposal, Erosion Control, and Feedlot Construction and Operating. Detailed information about these permits, including application forms and instructions for selected permits, can be found in the Permits section of this site.

Program-Related Regulations

The following regulations are administered by the Water Pollution Control Program. For more information on the program's statutory authority, please consult 10 Guam Code Annotated, Chapter 47 (Water Pollution Control Act) and Chapter 48 (Toilet Facilities and Sewage Disposal Act) in the Regulations section of this site.

Program Staff and Contact Information

Domingo S. Cabusao
Program Manager
Program Management, Construction Grants Program Administration
Manuel M. Minas
Engineer III
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Program Implementation
Oscar L. Delfin
Engineer III
Nonpoint Source Program Implementation and Feedlot Waste Management Regulations
Maricar G. Quezon
Engineer II
NPDES Program Implementation and Sewer Connection Regulations Implementation
Rustico A. Joya
Engineer I
One Stop Permit Center, Implementation of Individual Wastewater Regulations
Mateo B. Paet
Environmental Inspector II
One Stop Permit Center, Inspection and Compliance Investigation
Verony M. Charfauros
Environmental Inspector I
Sewer Surveys and Compliance Investigation

Additional Information

The sites below contain additional information about Water Pollution Control Program issues (sites will open in a new window).

  • U.S. EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Home Page
  • U.S. EPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Guides and Survey
  • U.S. EPA Office of Water

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Last update: 6 September 2005

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