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WASCO Announces Water Rationing For The South

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Saint Lucia’s Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) has announced water rationing for the south of the island as part of its water scarcity management plan.

According to WASCO, the exercise will temporarily distribute water at selected points for a designated period.

It will remain in effect until water levels increase.

A WASCO release stated that the Desruisseaux, Belle Vue, Toucousson, Upper Saltibus, Lower Saltibus, Patience and Bois Joli networks will experience interruptions during the southern valving exercise.

The company disclosed that sharing has now commenced on the Bois Joli Network and may temporarily affect the water supply to the following areas:

Dennery Village

Rocky Lane

Dennery By-Pass

Green Mountain 

Anse Canot

Bordelais Correctional Facility 

WASCO has encouraged customers to collect and conserve water during community valving/sharing.

In addition, the company has underscored the need to reduce waste and curb consumption through water-saving measures.

On Monday, Saint Lucia’s Cabinet of Ministers approved declaring a water-related emergency, the fourth in the past decade, as the country experiences rainfall scarcity and water supply challenges.

The water-related emergency restricts activities, including using potable water on lawns, pressure washing, mixing concrete, and filling swimming pools.

Anyone who contravenes the measure is liable on summary conviction to fines, imprisonment, or both.

 

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. You are rationing water but you are supplying water to a water bottling company to sell back water to the public. corruption to the max.

  2. I totally agree with the above comment.
    And what about the hotels?? They use thousands of gallons of water daily.
    Let’s also stop the burning of leaves, gardens, garbage, as it still occurs daily.

  3. Why is cabot watering their course right now right now they are watering their golf course!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,…..?……

  4. What about the cruise ships no one is talking about filling up cruiships with our water!,,,, what are the standards, rules, regulations for engaging our system’s with cruisships water cicsterns?
    How is cabot not being fined for this all of cap can see them watering their PHoCkinG course!,,,,,

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