Residents in the Delices are expressing frustration because of the poor water supply in the area.
It is a problem that the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) said it is aware of and is working to rectify as soon as possible.
“In any case DOWASCO is aware of the problems in the Delices area, the interruptions being experienced by the residents of Delices,” DOWASCO’s PRO, Ed Registe told DNO. “It is a technical problem and we are doing all what we can to address it and we apologize for the inconveniences being experienced.”
One resident told DNO that for the past few days the water supply has not been consistent and this has created a huge inconvenience for him and his family.
“It is not what you call a dependable source of water. I cannot after a long day look forward to a long bath,” the resident said. “The water is not so reliable and you cannot depend on it … when it is there you have to do all what you can to utilize it.”
According to him, when there is no water, there are three options.
“Either you don’t bathe or go to the river,” he said. “Or you have to collect a bucket from whatever little source of water you can gather and use that to take a ‘cowboy bath.'”
Additionally, he stated, in terms of using the washroom, “is either you use a bucket of water to flush it down manually or use the bushes.”
“It is very frustrating and I my family and I are trying our best to cope with the situation,” the resident said. “If you don’t have a tank and you depend solely on the water supply you are in big problems.”
Registe stated that DOWASCO plans to air announcements via radio and other media outlets to apologize for the situation.
“We will continue to work on that problem,” he said.