The Drinking Water Branch is committed to protecting the quality of groundwater in American Samoa. To achieve this goal and ensure the safety of the public drinking water supply, the Branch regulates local drinking water suppliers, including the American Samoa Power Authority, purified water bottling companies, and water vending machines. The Branch aims to maintain AS-EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act component primacy status from USEPA, improve public water system compliance, and educate and promote for groundwater protection measures to assure safe drinking water for future generations.
Commemorating its 39th Anniversary of the National Drinking Water Month - May 2013:
Drinking Water Sanitary Survey 2013:
Vending Machines in the Territory:
Vending Machines are sampled on a monthly basis and tested for the presence of coliform bacteria. This link www.portal.epa.as.gov/water
provides you with results as per the sampling events on the given date. The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) does not guarantee the purity of the water that is vended from these machines. The owners and operators of the vending machines are responsible for the cleanliness and functionality of these machines. For more information, please contact the AS-EPA at 633-2304.
Christianera Tuitele, Water Program Manager
Casuallen Fale, Drinking Water Chief