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WASCO Pipeline Replacement Aims To Improve Water Supply

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The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) plans to improve water supply efficiency and reliability through what the company described as a ‘strategic initiative’ to replace a section of the existing 24-inch raw water pipeline between the Millet and Vanard Pumping Stations.

WASCO has announced that it will ‘delve’ into the replacement plan at a news briefing on Monday at 2:00 pm in the company’s boardroom at L’Anse Road, Castries

An invitation to news reporters to attend Monday’s event said their presence is crucial in ensuring accurate information reaches the public.

The public has grown increasingly frustrated with the service WASCO provides.

Many have complained of prolonged water shortages or unreliable service.

WASCO CEO Mrs. Zilta George-Leslie recently apologised to consumers for the extended water supply interruptions.

“Your frustration is understandable,” George-Leslie said, explaining that teams were working tirelessly to restore the water supply as quickly as possible.

She also disclosed that towards the end of February 2024, WASCO intends to execute a planned shutdown of the already compromised raw water line between John Compton Dam and the Vanard Pumping Station.

George-Leslie said WASCO would keep consumers updated.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Call it what it is. This is absolute madness. Wasco, as the sole provider of a basic human need in this country, has FAILED exponentially! It is unconscionable that for years persons employed within that company, or benefitting from association with that company or influential on the operation of that company, have pocketed money while almost the entire system breaks down to the point where multiple locations are left barren, with no water and no means of efficiently sustaining life for weeks at a time! Persons are spending money, time and other limited resources to remedy a problem that WASCO and it’s affiliates should have seen coming from miles away! It is truly disgusting on their part and it is clear that the livelihood of St.Lucians do not matter to the powers that be.

  2. I am without pipe water for 4 weeks now, so far. No relief in sight, and at the end of the month there will be another shutdown. I doubt we’ll have water before then to give us a little relief. The water from the trucks comes out of the tap brownish and cloudy, and it leaves a residue at the bottom of the glass. I am boiling water all day long, and then filtering it to make sure it’s drinkable! Disgraceful WASCO! This is worse than a Third World country!

  3. NES we have also been without water. 3 weeks now. WASCO came to the area and distributed water to SELECTED consumers while others were offered a PAID service.

    There are senior people and children in the place. And yet they are planning a shut down, when some people already don’t have a drop. Saint Lucia for you!

  4. Three weeks without water yet at the end of the month your bill is the same if not higher what a world,

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