ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO apologizes for water interruptions

DOWASCO apologizes to its customers within Water Area One Communities from (Mero to Castle Comfort) for the extended water interruptions over the last few days. This has been due to technical difficulties being experienced following the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac.

DOWASCO regrets any inconveniences that may have been caused and reassures customers that all efforts are being made to fully restore their water supply at the soonest possible time and thanks them for their understanding.

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9 Comments

  1. September 17, 2018

    I suggest that DAWASCO should look towards reservoirs rather than holding tanks. This would give a greater capacity in reserve and relieve them of the blockages that repeatedly occur, especially at the Antrim Valley intact.

  2. Bad Ethics
    September 17, 2018

    Why is DOWASCO only putting out a notice now? It’s been 3 days since we haven’t had water and only now DOWASCO has the decency to put out a notice. Imagine if Tropical Storm Isaac actually did anything to Dominica, how long would we be without water?

    We need more water companies, electrical companies, ISPs etc because these businesses are becoming complacent. If DOWASCO had competition, they would never treat their paying customers so.

    • zandoli
      September 18, 2018

      How many water, electricity, phone companies do you want to serve a population of about 60,000 people? Does that make any sense to you?

      In most larger countries, the entire population of Dominica would be considered a small town.

      • UKDominican
        September 18, 2018

        That is just about enough to fill Arsenal’s soccer stadium and would leave Wembley, with a capaciteit of 90,000, 1/3 empty. We should remember that some times.

      • DA Strong
        September 19, 2018

        The very same way we have more than one telecommuntications company. Small mimded much? DOMLEC and DOWASCO do need some competition!

  3. Pioneer
    September 17, 2018

    Boy Dominicans has been programmed to have low expectations of goods and services in this country. This is 2018, you have a country that is blessed with over 300 rivers, the utility companies make millions every year in profits yet there are constant rolling blackouts and water shortages. I know that everything is blamed on the storms, but these things have been happening ever since, storm or not. We have sister islands with less or no rivers at all and get these services supplied to them at a better more consistent and cheaper level than here.
    We have wind, hydro and solar yet most people have issues affording their bills. The island is a tropical storm prone country, any infrastructure has to bear this in mind and develop and plan to meet these issues. You can’t year after year make millions in profits and the Dominicans people constantly have to suffer rolling blackouts and water shortages. Dominicans expectations are too damn low…

  4. zandoli
    September 17, 2018

    What is the shortest possible time? Put a target on the time and do everything possible to meet that target. Get into the 21 century.

  5. Ivenia
    September 17, 2018

    This is unacceptable in 2018. A little rain storm more like a wave! By now with all the millions in profit dowasco should have a plan B and C. That’s my opinion.

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2018

      Dowasco is a 100% government owned company. Go figure.

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