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Project Experience

Location: Malaeimi Valley, Island of Tutuila, American Samoa
Client: American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency
Pago Pago, American Samoa  96799
Contact: Mrs. Edna Buchan, Water Program Manager
Year Completed: 2004
Project Scope:

The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) desired to designate Malaeimi Valley as a special management area.  ASEPA’s desire was based upon well-documented evidence that Malaeimi Valley represents a significant groundwater recharge area on the Island of Tutuila.  This recharge area provides significant groundwater resources that are used by the American Samoa Power Authority to produce the Island of Tutuila’s domestic groundwater supply.

PPC evaluated ASEPA’s draft proposal to ensure that proposed standards were both reasonable and supportable.  This evaluation was based upon PPC’s land use planning experience, the firm’s familiarity with local land use trends, as well as various natural resource issues in the Territory of American Samoa. 

Various graphic illustrations were also developed by PPC to support the narrative in the draft SMA proposal.  These illustrations were developed using available spatial data that was furnished by the American Samoa Government.