Flooding in Belfast caused by TW Grace

Flooding in Belfast caused by TW Grace

Efforts continue to restore water to residents served by the Springfield water intake, the only one, according to DOWASCO, to be affected by rain from Tropical Wave Grace on Friday.

DOWASCO’S Public Relations Officer Edward Registe told Dominica News Online (DNO) in an interview on Saturday that heavy silt caused the Springfield water intake to be blocked, however work was underway to unblock it.

“It got heavily silted, which means it got blocked basically,” he said.

He said they are not sure what caused the heavy silt, but a crew had partially unblocked the intake and water would be restored during the course of Saturday.

The Springfield water intake supplies water into communities from Mero to Castle Comfort and is referred to as Water Area one (1).

DNO has learnt that efforts continue to restore water to certain parts of Castle Comfort which were still without water on Saturday.

The country saw heavy rains from late Friday into Saturday due to the passage of the remnants of Tropical Wave-Grace.

The passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, caused several millions of dollars in damage to the company’s water system and made all the water areas vulnerable, according to DOWASCO’s GM Bernard Etinoffe.