Poor infrastructure is costing the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO), in the form of water wastage from deteriorating pipelines, the company has said.
“We have to conserve what we are losing,” Senior Manager, Operations, Aly Anthony has said.
Wasco will be shutting down its main water supply from the John Compton dam to facilitate maintenance on its twenty-four inch pipeline which has accumulated a number of leaks.
Anthony has disclosed that the shutdown will commence at 6:AM tomorrow, Tuesday March 22, 2016 and will continue throughout the day.
Ironically, tomorrow is being observed globally as World Water Day.
The WASCO official has however indicated that it is a mere coincidence that the shutdown is coinciding with the observance, as the repairs to the twenty four inch pipe were originally scheduled for last week.
But he said a change was effected to give citizens more time to prepare.
The Northern part of the island served by the John Compton water supply system will be affected, and the areas are:
Ciceron, Morne Fortune to Sarrot including Bexon, Marc, Cul de Sac, La Croix Maingot, Ticlon, Collie Town, Marigot, Roseau, Jacmel, Vannard, Millet, Castries city and environs, Entrepot, Marchand and environs, Lastic Hill, Waterworks, Ravine Chabot, Bocage, Morne du Don, Agards, Carielle, Ti Rocher, Forestierre, La Pansee, Sans Soucis, Vigie, La Clery, Sunny Acres, Vide Boutielle, Choc, Balata, Almondale, Union through to Grande Rivierre, Piat, Lower Monier, Marisule, Bois D’Orange, Monchy, Rodney Bay, Reduit, Rodney Heights, Caiye mange, Lafeuille, Gros Islet and environs up to Cap Estate.
WASCO is urging citizens to conserve water.