SANTA RITA, Guam — A production problem Monday morning at Fena reservoir, a U.S. Navy-controlled facility in the southern part of Guam, caused a suspension of water service to local residents in at least four towns.

The problem was expected to last 24 to 48 hours, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas officials reported Monday. The affected areas included Santa Rita, Agat, Sinifa, Cabras and the vicinity of the Taj Mahal apartments and the former Micronesia Hotel.

Guam’s water system, Guam Waterworks Authority, purchases water from the reservoir for residents and businesses in that part of the island. The water outage was coordinated in advance with the water authority and local officials, according to a Navy press release.

On Sunday, a smaller section of Santa Rita suffered an 8-inch water main break, the Pacific Daily News reported Monday.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now