The inclement Christmas Eve weather ravaged the Water and Sewerage Company’s infrastructure, resulting in water supply interruptions islandwide.
On December 26, 2013, WASCO reported that it expected to have majority of the island’s water supply operational by the weekend.
The Theobalds Treatment Plant is expected to supply the North of the island by the afternoon of December 26. There is still damage to mains and as a result, some residents may experience decreased water pressure.
Anse La Raye can expect pipe-borne water by the weekend. In the meantime, a water truck is deployed to the community.
Repairs at Canaries were problematic due to the extent of damage to the road and water ways. However, repairs are progressing quickly.
The water supply in Soufriere is intact save for the supply to Bouton which should come on stream by Friday.
Repairs are ongoing at Hill 20. Residents can expect water by the weekend.
The situation in Saltibus has proven difficult with flooding and landslides affecting the crews ability to attend to the damage in this area. However, repairs are underway.
Micoud North and South suffered extensive damage. WASCO crews have been working assiduously and by all reports, these constituencies should receive water this weekend.
Because of the damage to the pumphouse at Beausejour, a decision was taken to allow the Grace line to suppy the community of Vieux Fort for the time being.
General Manager, Vincent Hippolyte, expressed his gratitude to the hardworking and dedicated staff of the Water and Sewerage Company, saying their cooperation was the key to the efficiency with which the company was able to restore the water supply.
Further, he explained that WASCO staff are working in dangerous terrain and under difficult circumstances. But through it all, he noted, staff put their country first.
He complimented the WASCO team for a job well done.