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Republic of Palau

Public Information

UAE GRANT FOR SOLAR PV DESALINATION FOR PELELIU AND ANGAUR STATE

PPUC would like to offer this Press Release as a clarification to the newspaper article citing the
possibility of free electricity to particular customers as a result of this project.

The UAE financed project for the construction of a Solar PV plant for Peleliu and Angaur is
expected to assist PPUC with the high cost of diesel for the outlying states operations. PPUC
spends almost $700,000 annually in diesel costs to the outlying states power plants. This new PV
system is expected to trim these fuel expenses and may eventually lead to reduced electricity costs
and savings for all of PPUC’s customers and not one particular group.

RPPL 9-4 requires a uniform electricity tariff to all consumers and no special treatment to any
particular customer class. The UAE project is anticipated to provide direct benefits to all of
PPUC’s utility customers in the Republic of Palau.

(from left - right) Judy Dean, PPUC CEO Kione J. Isechal, Chairman Sam Masang, Ajah Prasad, John Caruso,
Basel Bahleh, & Andrew Revfeim
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Palau Public Utilities Corporation

Public Announcement

 

 

Metering Program

 

This is a PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT by The Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC.)  Please be advised that PPUC Water Operators are currently installing water meters to all unmetered residences.  All flat rate customers will now be billed based on their monthly water consumption. 

 

PPUC would like to further advise the public that tampering with the newly installed meters is illegal as per RPPL 9-4 §416 (b)(2)(3).  Violators will be found guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, shall be imprisoned for a period of not more than one year or fined not less than $100.00 or more than $1,000 per day of violation or both. 

 

PPUC would like to thank the public for their continued understanding and cooperation.

 

Please contact PPUC Customer Service should there be any questions regarding this announcement at 488-3870/3872/8760 or the 24 hour hotline at 488-2445.

 

Thank you.


BOIL WATER NOTICE INFORMATION

 

Due to the increased turbidity and bacteria in the water produced by the state water systems, the PPUC is issuing the following Boil Water Notice to the following states: Aimeliik, Ngatpang, Ngaremlengui, Ngarchelong, Melekeok and Ngchesar:

 

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST!

 

What should I do?

 

            You should bring all water to a rapid vigorous boil for one minute (let it cool before using).  Boiled water should be used for everything you will be consuming or using for personal hygiene.

 

            If you are boiling water as part of the cooking process, make sure it boils for at least one minute before you add food to it.

 

Why should I boil the water?

 

• microorganisms could be present in the water,

• drop in water pressure and water outage,

• during other situations that warrant special action to protect your health.

 

How does boiling make my water safe?

 

            Boiling the water kills microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoans that can cause disease.  Boiling makes the water microbiologically safe.

 

The public is also advised to add liquid bleach (ultra regular Clorox with 6% sodium hypochlorite) as an alternative to boiling, at a rate of 3 drops per gallon of water and to let it stand for 30 minutes before consumption.

 

PPUC greatly appreciates the public’s support and continued cooperation as our operators works to correct this issue.

 

Please contact PPUC Customer Service during working hours should there be any questions regarding this announcement at 488-3870/3872.  All other concerns after working hours should be directed to the hotline at 488-2445.

 

Thank you.