The daily flow of sewage, equal to about 35 Olympic-size swimming pools, is being deposited 1,500 feet from the plant into the ocean through a massive pipe 85 feet deep at its end, according to Domingo Cabusao of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency's Water Pollution Department.Cabusao
explained that the treatment plant was originally designed to handle a daily flow of 12 million gallons of wastewater.A fully functioning plant will remove 40 to 60 percent of the suspended solids in the sewage, he
said.But the current flow of sewage is receiving only minimal screening, he
, however, said no matter how strong the current, there is no guarantee that sewage is not flowing back into the bay.
"That's what the precautions are for," he