WASCO Experiencing Low Flows, Urges Water Conservation

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The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO), citing low flows, has reiterated a call to consumers to conserve water.

But the company’s Officer in Charge Zilta George Leslie has clarified that there is no drought, a situation she disclosed that only organisations like the Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA) and the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services can establish.

Nevertheless, the WASCO official noted that January to June is considered the dry season.

” So obviously in the dry season what WASCO finds is that we have a lot of low flows. Our catchments dry up and there’s a lot more sun so there’s a lot more evaporation from John Compton Dam and all of our systems,” she told St Lucia Times.

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As a result, the WASCO Officer in Charge revealed that lots of catchments were drying up.

“We have different systems so we have the John Compton Dam which obviously deals with customers from the Millet, Cul de Sac area all the way through to Cap estate with the exception of the Babonneau region. The Babonneau region is fed by the Hill 20 system,” Zilta George Leslie explained.

She added that there are smaller catchments in the South.

In light of the effect of the dry season, the WASCO official called on consumers to not only conserve but store water as the company manages the situation.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. The problem is very simple take water from the ocean which will never run dry Wasco it’s time to take your heads out of your ass#ets and start thinking technology because I need you to stop changing me for water i didn’t receive

    • You know how much it takes to run a desal plant? I know and trust me WASCO eh ready yet….the problem with wasco is its upper management and political interference!

  2. Another reason to invest in Desalination plants! There is water every where you look, but your tap! Get your heads out of the past, join in the future. Why wait for climate change slow rain and rising seas to address the problem?

  3. “So obviously in the dry season what WASCO finds is that we have a lot of low flows. Our catchments dry up and there’s a lot more sun so there’s a lot more evaporation from John Compton Dam and all of our systems” – this is why WASCO fails- square pegs in round holes–imagine an officer in charge saying ” alot of low flows?” ” alot of sun?”. awah ee! Why not give ALL saint lucians an update on that epic desilting project because we are forcefully paying for it!

  4. Jesus almighty, this is what I have been saying all along….. FOCUS on WASCO,….. water concession giving priority to resorts,hotels, especially up north, and these tourists have no idea about what conserving water is all about!,,,,,,,,,! You need to tax the S…t* out of resort hotel water consumptions stop allocating them as a priority over the residences in neighborhoods, you say you for the people what about our one top priority water safety and distribution to the PEOPLES of Lucia first before foreigners…
    All I’m reading is rovergate and RSLPD receivein video equipment to record sensitive sessions in 2022! Smph woiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii water water wateRRR….

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