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Contact: Shannon Lebourne


Wednesday 26 January 2011  The Water and Sewage Company Inc.(WASCO) is continuing to upgrade its water infrastructure in order to increase service and efficiency to its customers.


On Thursday January 27,  crews from the water company will undertake multiple repairs on the 24-inch raw water line from the John Compton Dam in Millet to the Teddy Theobalds Treatment Plant in Ciceron.


The Dam’s infrastructure was extensively damaged during Hurricane Tomas.


WASCO`s Communications Consultant Clinton Reynolds says, when repairs are completed, water supply to the north of the island is expected to increase.


“At present the John Compton Dam is producing between 6.61 and 6.9 million gallons of water (MGD) of water daily. The current demand for water in the north is 8.5 million gallons per day.

“We are hoping that when we are through fixing that line we will be able to augment the supply so that some of the problem that we have had with the supply in the north of the country will be resolved. We are not saying that this will work out definitely, but we are hoping that it will bring the water supply up to the demand in the north.”


The work on the raw water line is expected to last for the entire day.


The repairs will result in service interruptions to communities spanning Bexon and Millet, to Gros Islet. The supply to some of the affected areas will resume on Friday, January 28, 2011.


“All areas in the north will be affected. We are looking at Ciceron, the Morne to Sarrot including Bexon, Marc, Cul De Sac, La Croix Maingot, Ti Colon, Coolie Town, Marigot, Roseau, Jacmel, Vanard, Millet, Castries City and environs, Entrepot, Marchand, Lastic Hill, Waterworks Road, Ravine Chabot, Bocage,Morne Du Don, Agards, Carellie, Ti Rocher, Forestierre, La Pansee, Sans Souci, Vigie, La Clery, Sunny Acres, Vide Bouteille, Choc, Balata, Almondale, Union through to Grand Riviere, Piat, Lower Monier, Marisule, Bois D’ Orange, Monchy, Rodney Bay, Reduit, Rodney Heights, Monchy, Caiye Mangé,  La Feuille, Gros Islet Town and as far north as Cap Estate.”


The Water and Sewage Company thanks members of the public for exhibiting patience during this time, as work continues to return the entire system to normalcy.

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