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Low Water Pressure To Precede WASCO Temporary Shutdown

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The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) has announced that low water pressure will precede a temporary Northern-wide system shutdown to facilitate pipeline repairs.

The company has been experiencing problems with its pipeline conveying raw water to the Theobalds treatment plant.

Once treated, the plant distributes the water to Saint Lucia’s North.

WASCO’s system shutdown will occur on March 1.

However, on February 29, WASCO will excavate the pipeline to see its leaks and repair them.

As a result, CEO Zilta George-Leslie told a news conference on Tuesday that there would be reduced water pressure.

“So, some people from the evening of the 29th or so may experience low pressures,” George-Leslie disclosed.

She explained that on March 1, from 6:00 am, WASCO would shut down the Northern section from Millet to Cap Estate.

The WASCO CEO said work will begin on the morning of March 1.

“We will continue straight through on the day of the 1st, and we will also be working on the pipeline on March 2.

She said WASCO will reopen the pipeline on the evening of March 2 when consumers in lower elevations can get water.

Nevertheless, she explained that consumers at higher elevations, including Piat, Grande Riviere, Norbert, Cap Estate, Beausejour, Bella Rosa, and Monchy, would get water later.

“So we really want customers to be aware of what we are doing. We want them to conserve as much as possible during that period. We also want them to be aware that we will be carrying out regular trucking,” George-Leslie told reporters.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. On the evening of the 29th we will experience low pressure? Nonsense! We’ve not had water for the longest time at Ti Morne. And I can imagine after y’all do what y’all do, it will be no better for us.

  2. We’re all frustrated with the water situation! However, I’d like to give credit that at least now Wasco is doing a fine job notifying the public of what’s happening. Hoping and praying this shutdown and repair does what is intended to restore water to those of us in the north. We too have been without in the pipe for so long! But at least we’ve known for weeks that the shutdown is coming and can take measures to get through. That’s better than we used to get!

  3. @Dounia. Doing a good job??? Our water woes began way before this current problem. Sometimes up to three weeks and NO water. And it is going to get worse. And when you call them, each person will give you a different story. We are beyond frustration!!!

  4. WASCO how you expect persons to prepare for shut down on the weekend, when you’ll already take the water before the scheduled shut down. Make it make sense. And I betting my last dollar that shut down will last more than a week if not more. Waiting patiently to hear that you’ll experienced unforseen difficulties.

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