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WASCO Announces Further Water Delays

Press Release:– The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO) regrets to inform consumers in the north of the island that emergency repairs on our raw water mains in Vanard on Friday February 14th 2020, is believed to have compromised the integrity of the raw water line from the John Compton dam to the Theobalds Treatment Plant.

This has led to the discovery of several other leaks along the length of the line, including a major break on the 32 inch line at Cul De Sac which was found earlier today February 19th 2020.

The situation has impeded efforts to supply consumers in some areas with a supply of water since the recommissioning of the distribution system on February 18th 2020.

As a result of the new break on the line, an emergency meeting was called earlier today where technicians and engineers have taken a decision to shut down the raw water line today at 2 pm. This is in order to effect the necessary repairs.

A crew has been mobilized and is expected to work throughout this evening until those repairs are completed. However, as a result, residents in the north of the island will experience an interruption in the water supply.

Additionally, some residents at the further end of the system and at higher elevations who have been without a supply of water since the repairs at Vanard were completed will continue to experience delays in accessing the supply.

WASCO also wishes to inform consumers that today’s shutdown and pending repairs on the system forms part of a phased approach to a maintenance system for the raw water line. This will be undertaken in a phased approach until the entire raw water system is restored.

During this time, periodic alerts and will be issued to the public well in advance of the upcoming planned water supply interruptions, in order to give consumers time to stock up on the supply of water at their respective homes and businesses in the coming days.

In the meantime, WASCO regrets the prolonged inconvenience that the water supply interruption has caused to consumers in the north and we implore the public’s patience as we seek to effect the repairs.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Yes understood but those of us in the sunbilt still have not received any water to full something before the 3rd shut down , now we have no wait even longer with no water

  2. That’s what happens with neglect and lack of regular maintenance. We wait until the situation has gotten to a point where everything breaks down and then fix…constant maintenance and monitoring would have saved us all this misery!

  3. Unbelievable it’s been 6 days now since we haven’t had water, not a drop. That’s in the four road junction heading to Morne fortune.

  4. Wasco’ incompetence is catching up with them. Ever heard of putting an old patch on a new pants? It’s a sure sign of what a fool does. God help us

  5. Haven’t had water since Friday because of elevation. Why do we keep having this reactive stance to situations like this? I am sure WASCO has known about these infrastructural issues for donkey years. And of course… it has finally reached crisis level to off the opportunity to do something substantial… although it sounds like patch up work again. Same mentality with our roads.

  6. It makes one wonder how the Romans were able to get water into Rome from 2,000 miles away, and in the 21 st. century we are unable to provide water to residents 8-9 miles away. Shameful.

  7. No water for over a week. Tank almost empty. WASCO offers excuses. Smh. Sometimes I really wonder if it’s the year 2020 in St. Lucia.

  8. Truly Incompetent from WASCO and all you hear is excuses. It seems the leadership there are just sitting back collecting a check every month

  9. At least you all get alert like its Jesus that is coming when is the South its like the dogs don’t need it nor need to be alerted. It may be weeks for the South Castries a few days and it’s like a crisis

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