January 3, 2014
90 per cent of water restored

A ninety per cent restoration of the water systems in St Vincent has been achieved as of yesterday, January 2.{{more}}

An update from the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) said full restoration has been achieved on the Layou, Jennings, Fancy, Perseverance, Sandy Bay and Dalaway systems, and by last night, water supply should have also been restored to North Leeward residents.

The update said the CWSA’s teams will also continue work Thursday (yesterday) on restoring the Owia system and the segment of the hermitage system that supplies Barouallie and Peters Hope.

Residents in the higher areas from South Leeward to Kingstown through to Calliaqua, who had been receiving an intermittent supply, are asked to note that it is to be expected that because of the extensive nature of the Dalaway system, normal pressures and supply will be gradually restored over the 24 hours beginning yesterday.

Seventy-five per cent of the country’s water supply was damaged by the flash floods of Christmas Eve. The CWSA estimates that costs for full restoration and remedial measures could run to EC$20 million.