AUS divers spent several months in American Samoa repairing outfalls for both government and private customers. A semi-autonomous agency of the American Samoa Government operates two primary treatment wastewater plants in Utulei and Fogagogo (Tafuna).
The outfalls from these plants service about 8,000 connections and require repair to avoid environmental degradation of American Samoa’s near-water shores. AUS performed repairs that involved deep water marine construction, surveying, and salvage skills that could only be performed by highly experienced and knowledgeable divers. Additionally, AUS performed effluent pipeline repairs for tuna canning facilities located on the island. These pipelines extended from the coast out into the ocean to depths of 180′ or more.