PPUC in preparatory stages for El Nino
Koror, Palau—With the recent “El Nino Watch” announcement by the National Emergency Committee (NEC), the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC) has begun its efforts in preparation for the upcoming El Nino predicted to happen in August of this year 2017. PPUC CEO Kione Isechal met with the drought preparation committee to go over their plans. There are many lessons learned from last year’s drought that PPUC has taken into consideration. At this time, PPUC’s priorities include monitoring water levels at all water sources, assessing existing equipment and supplies, cleaning the water reservoirs, monitoring the water levels of the storage tanks, and making sure that these tanks remain full at all times. One of the most important priority is the promotion of water conservation. There are a number of ways to conserve water, and they all begin with YOU.