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December 3, 2004

Like the song made popular by Barbadian entertainer “Timmy”, Vincentians had to “Grab a Bucket of Water” as torrential rains disrupted water supplies in various parts of the island earlier this week.{{more}}

Some villages in the West Kinsgstown, East Kingstown and West St. George and Marriaqua constituencies experienced water shortage since last week Thursday after earth movement broke eight inch pipelines in the Majorca and Montreal areas.

Central Water and Sewerage Authority workmen worked feverishly repairing the lines to fully restore the water supply to the affected areas by Monday afternoon.

Area Supervisor Glen Lynch told Searchlight Monday afternoon at Majorca that the earth movements shifted the pipelines considerably, causing them to break and forcing couplings open as wide as six inches. He said that while they were working on the Majorca lines Sunday, it was reported that some of the Montreal lines had also been damaged by earth movement in the area.

Lynch said workmen had to be detached from different units to assist with the repairs to the broken lines.