9 Apr 2004

Price drop for new American Samoa utility connections

3:16 pm on 9 April 2004

The installation rates for water and electricity in American Samoa are now cheaper, in an effort to help residents to recover from Cyclone Heta.

The American Samoa Power Authority 's chief executive, Abe Malae, says the new residential service price for water and electricity has dropped from 300 US to 150-US dollars.

Mr Malae says the price drop was to help new customers, many of whom have rebuilt new homes after the cyclone three months ago.

He says the ASPA board decided any price increases at this time would be a burden to the community.