The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) says the passage of hurricane Elsa has affected its infrastructure which supplies water to the entire island.
In a statement Friday night, the company said preliminary reports indicate that all areas receiving water from the John Compton Dam, from Roseau to Cap Estate, were at the time experiencing a service interruption.
WASCO explained that this was due to power issues at Millet and flooding at Vanard pumping station.
“We are working jointly with industry partner LUCELEC to restore power to our facilities,” the company disclosed, adding that it was anticipated that the system should be operational by Saturday, July 3rd 2021.
“The supply of water to consumers in Babonneau has also been affected due to power issues and clogging at the Marquis and Talvan intakes. Crews will be dispatched to conduct maintenance as soon as it is safe to do so,” WASCO stated.
The company also disclosed that all systems in the south have been affected due to clogging at the intakes and power issues.
“As a result, consumers are experiencing a service interruption. Crews will be dispatched to conduct maintenance at the intakes as soon as it is safe to do so,” WASCO said.
The company reiterated its commitment to restoring the supply of water to all consumers and said it is cognizant of the high service demand, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Elsa.
“We are highly sensitive to consumers need of water for basic living and comfort and we are doing all in our power to restore service as quickly as possible,” the statement concluded.