As Saint Lucia copes with a water-related emergency which became official on Monday, neighbouring Martinique is facing a water crisis.
Reports from the French speaking Island say the water flow in rivers is decreasing.
Martinique 1ere quoted the Mayor of Gros-Morne as declaring that there is a risk of a water shortage in the coming days.
“We have never known this before,” Gilbert Couturier asserted.
The authorities are planning to deal with the situation of a possible general water shortage by, among other things, trucking water and installing tanks in neighbourhoods.
Community water conservation initiatives are also planned to raise awareness about not wasting water by washing cars or filling swimming pools.