Accession Number:

ADA503246

Title:

Defense Infrastructure. Planning Challenges Could Increase Risks for DOD in Providing Utility Services When Needed to Support the Military Buildup on Guam

Descriptive Note:

Rept. to congressional requesters

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DOD plans to increase the U.S. military presence on Guam by more than two-and-a-half times the islands current military population of 15,000 by 2020. To keep pace with this growth, DOD has determined that substantial upgrades to the islands existing utilities infrastructure are required for electric power, potable water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste disposal to meet future utility needs. GAO was asked to examine 1 the condition and capacity of the existing utilities infrastructure on Guam, the militarys estimated utility requirements, and potential solutions for meeting the increased demand on the islands utility systems as well as 2 the extent that DOD has developed a comprehensive plan to address any challenges it faces in its planning for new utility systems. GAO reviewed and analyzed plans and studies within DOD, the services, and several stakeholders on implementing new utility services associated with the Guam military buildup.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE