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Tuesday 20 September 2011 The Water and Sewerage Company, Inc (WASCO) is continuing to repair damage caused to the water supply network as a result of last weekend’s heavy rains.  Shannon La Bourne takes up that story.


In the south, work is ongoing in Micoud to replace two lengths of the 8” mains and a bend that were washed away.


Crews are also trying to clear a landslide over the temporary dam in Desruisseaux and reinstate two lengths of the 6” mains that were washed away in the rain.


The water supply to some parts of Vieux Fort has been restored after crews cleared clogged intakes at Belle Vue, Grace and Beausejour. Still, turbidity is causing a problem with the supply there, as well as in Derniere Riviere and Thomazo.


Crews have unclogged the intakes at Aux Lyons, but, currently, all systems in Dennery are off because of turbidity.


The Delcer system has been restored and Choiseul and the surrounding communities now have a steady water supply.


In Castries, the Hill 20 Treatment Plant is still down. The plant began receiving water from the gravity intake, however, work in ongoing on the Talvern and Marquis intakes.     The work there was scheduled to be completed late yesterday, Tuesday, September 20, 2011.


The supply from the gravity intake is not adequate for all the areas that depend on the Hill 20 system.


The areas affected include Hill 20, Babonneau proper, Talvern, Fond Assau, Cabiche, Cacoa, Cacoa/Giraud, Fond Cannie, Chassin, La Croix, Garrand, Paix Bouche, Boguis, La Guerre, Plateau, Monier, Labourne, Desrammeaux and Ravine Mc Cork.


A problem with low water pressure in various parts of the city of Castries has been rectified.


The Water and Sewerage Company assures the public that steps are being taken to resolve the problems  to allow for total water supply to all at the soonest.


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