Two of the eight water systems affected by last week’s severe weather have been completely restored, as the Central Water and Sewerage Authority, works to restore pipe-bourne water to areas where the supply was disrupted by the Natural Disaster.
Teams from the CWSA, are back in the field today, working to achieve this objective, and General Manager Garth Saunders says work will continue this week, to ensure that all systems are fully operational.
Mr. Saunders says, complete restoration has been achieved in the Layou system and the Jennings or Windward Water Supply system, which supplies the entire windward coast.
He said they have achieved partial restoration of the Dallaway System which had sustained significant damage at four different locations, and will continue to operate at 50-percent capacity full restoration is achieved hopefully by Wednesday of this week.
Mr. Saunders says in the meantime residents in the area from South Leeward to Kingstown through to Calliaqua, will continue to experience outages, although this situation is improving gradually.
Mr. Saunders says the Hermitage System, which supplies the areas from Barrouallie northwards to Richmond, has lost seven sections of its transmission pipeline, mainly at the river crossings where it sustained significant damage. He said full restoration will be achieved in about a week’s time
Mr. Saunders says the CWSA is continuing to truck water to areas where the need exists, with strong support from the local business community.