Islands Water Infrastructure

The chapter below from the textbook Island Ecology and Environmental Management: CNMI has information about Islands Water Infrastructure (pdf):

Chapter 33 Our Public Infrastructure [P. Peshut & J. Furey]

Chapter 41 Water Pollution; Sources; Monitoring; & Prevention [P. Peshut]

Ground-Water Resources of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4178

Prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

"Saipan has an area of 48 mi2 and is the largest of the 14 islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The island is formed by volcanic rocks overlain by younger limestones. The island is situated in the western Pacific Ocean at latitude 15°12'N and longitude 145º45'E, about 3,740 mi west-southwest of Honolulu and midway between Japan and New Guinea (Map). The climate on Saipan is classified as tropical marine with an average temperature of 80°F. The natural beauty of the island and surrounding waters are the basis for a growing tourist-based economy. The resulting rapid development and increases in resident and tourist populations have added stresses to the island's limited water supplies." -from the articleCredit: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior

This link takes you to Islands Groundwater Conservation/Development subsection in the Marianas Archipelago Earth & Physical Sciences section.

Last Updated 8/4/2012