DOWASCO urges Dominicans to store water

water bucketDominicans has been urged to store water for the eventuality of an interruption in supply as the island continues to be affected by a trough system.

That advice is coming from the Dominica Water and Sewage Company (DOWASCO).

“DOWASCO urges its customers and members of the general public to keep water in storage in the event of interruption in the water supply,” DOWASCO’s Public Relations Officer Edward Registe said.

He noted that the passage of Tropical Storm Erika had severely affected the company’s operations and restoration works have been only temporary.

“The restoration works are still very temporary and the system remains vulnerable and could be impacted by heavy rains, landslides, flooding’s and rivers and streams,” Registe noted. “Over the past few days Dominica has been experiencing more than average rainfall and it is expected that this weather system could continue for the next few days.”

He remarked that the company will continue to ensure that potable water is supplied to its customers where the supply has been interrupted and will continue working towards the restoration of water to all communities where the supply has not yet been restored.

The country is presently being affected by a trough system which is currently generating unstable conditions across the island chain.

Satellite and Radar imagery indicate that moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms have been affecting Dominica throughout the day.

As a result a Flood Warning remains in effect until 6:00 pm today, Friday.

The authorities are warning people in flood-prone, mudslide and rock fall areas to be on the look out.

Those in already vulnerable disaster areas namely Petite Savanne, Dubique, Coulibistrie, Boetica, Colihaut, Campbell, Fond St. Jean, Pichelin, Check Hall, Good Hope and Paradise Valley in Bath Estate are particularly advised to exercise extreme caution and where necessary move to safer locations.

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4 Comments

  1. Peter Potter
    November 7, 2015

    Thank you very much for stating the obvious. I guess that is just about the best you can up with. Nowhere on this planet would a company like you get away with this. I mean we are not just talking about any company here but about a utility company that is charged with supplying a basic commodity to its customers essential to all of us. But the water in Dominica comes on and off as Dowasco pleases and nobody is able to hold the management accountable for their constant and ongoing shortfalls. Every time it rains in Dominica it result in Dowasco being unable to keep the water supply going. What a joke! Not even do they offer a discount on their bills for nonsupply. Only in Dominica!!!

  2. Tout Twele
    November 6, 2015

    Are there still people living in Petite Savanne?

  3. November 6, 2015

    Yeah. Till tuesday. Look like we done for dis time

  4. vera
    November 6, 2015

    Well it is going to get a lot worse from 6.0 p.m. where are you all looking at the weather. This system could be here for the whole weekend!!……………………….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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