Guam streetlights could be turned off because the territorial government owes the island's utility $12 million.
The Pacific Daily News reports that the Consolidated Commission on Utilities has approved a resolution that will allow it to disconnect streetlights because of the government's significant past-due account.
The commission also agreed to subject the government to the same reconnection fees and requirement to pay on a timely basis that it applies to all customers.
The Commission's chairman, Simon Sanchez, was quoted as saying we've been nice, and we haven't gotten paid.
The utility said it would over the coming week inform residents what areas would be affected when it turns off streetlights.