He suggested that when it was found necessary to do this the public should be informed in advance by the Council’s Constables.
The town engineer explained that apart from the regular shut-off at nights, water was never deliberately shut off, it just ran out. The storage reservoir was filled in the night to meet heavy consumption during the day and if in the morning there was a small storage of water in the reservoir the possibility was that water would run out.
Councilor Mallet also observed that there was no sanitation report and spoke of the rubbish being thrown at the back of the shops on Jeremie Street. He suggested that two dump boxes be placed in the area and asked the town engineer to consider that proposal.
Source: Historical Review of Castries Municipality from 1785 to 1967 by Francis J. Carasco
Did you know Sir William George Mallet was born in Panama on July 24, 1923?
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