Castle Bruce Parl Rep assures constituents that work is underway to restore water service after heavy rains

Parliamentary representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Octavia Alfred. File photo

Parliamentary Representative of the Castle Bruce Constituency, Octavia Alfred has announced that residents of that constituency can, “go about their daily lives almost as usual” after having experienced heavy rainfall from mid-morning into the afternoon on Friday, September 30.

She made the announcement during an interview with State-Owned Radio DBS on Sunday.

However, Alred indicated that on Monday, students of the Castle Bruce Secondary School should remain home due to heavy rainfall which continues to affect the area.

The river overflowed its banks causing landslides between Tarish pit and Castle Bruce as well as between Castle Bruce and Petite Soufriere. A section of the road right before the Calixte Bridge was washed out causing vehicular access to be impossible

“The weather took us by surprise, but [we were] not unprepared because we have a really good disaster preparedness committee, we have a good plan and members are always on standby, especially during the hurricane season,” she said.

Alfred continued, “If we knew that was going to happen, some of the losses that our farmers experienced they would not have experienced these losses because we would have advised them to bring their animals away from the river into safer places.”

She commended residents from the constituency on how quickly they sprang into action

Alfred also thanked the members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee, the Minister of Public Works, Cassanni Laville, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, and other cabinet colleagues for dealing with the matter promptly.

Meanwhile, Alfred revealed that one of the major challenges presently is that there is no water because the intake and some pipes were damaged and washed away.

“We are working quickly to restore that and in that regard, a number of people from the community will be employed to help, especially with carrying the pipes,” she stated.

However, Alfred further stated that the water trucks arrived in Castle Bruce on Sunday morning.

“They were filling the water tanks and when it was filled it was opened, so there are some people who have water running through their taps and the trucks will come back and continue filling the tanks,” she explained.

Alfred continued, “I know some people will not get much water and if they do it might be in the night because that is what normally happens, people on the flat will get water but those on the hill it can be a little challenging for them to get when the level is not so high.”

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11 Comments

  1. If we knew better
    October 5, 2022

    We are in the hurricane season. Expect “Heavy Rains” every week until maybe December. Now what about the road to castle bruce? when is that going to be complete?

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  2. Bwa-Banday
    October 4, 2022

    I see Ma Pamparlam geting fatter….hmmmm. The cabal money must be plentiful while the CB people must go on as usual. What a bloody shame. Anyway enjoy the ride because it’s coming to an end real soon. While you at it watch your back because Mr. He-She wants to be the CB candidate if we get to elections and its no way you or him will win. Bad as it may be, Loreen still has her support base and they will walk with her even if it’s not enough to win but that will weaken labour to the point that they will not be able to rig the election again.

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  3. look joke
    October 4, 2022

    C.B Pople better learn to shake der pamoalam :lol:

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  4. Toto
    October 4, 2022

    Teacher you carrying the can for Gaddarkhan now? Alas, you bowing so low to be a slave to your master? Some people are truly cheap. I pity you Octavia.

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  5. If we knew better
    October 3, 2022

    what about the road?

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  6. Bobby
    October 3, 2022

    Yes Mamselle Pampalam, Dowasco is another of those world beating companies operating in Skerrits Dominica. Instead of the CM investing some of the CBI money in that company, he rather gives it to his Hotelier pals.

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  7. Tom
    October 3, 2022

    The Parl Rep’s first words were that the people of Castle Bruce can carry on as normal. Then she explains that nothing is working! That she was surprised by the weather. IT IS THE HURRICANE SEASON! All what she said was a load of bull’.

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  8. Mac
    October 3, 2022

    First climate resilient nation ?

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    • If we knew better
      October 4, 2022

      All a farce to get international donor money. But we dont get to touch a dollar.

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  9. Roger Burnett
    October 3, 2022

    We had heavy rain, but nothing out of the ordinary for Dominica. From National Hurricane Centre forecasts and satellite imagery it was predictable and could have been a lot worse.

    But Dominica’s infrastructure is seriously wanting. The Imperial Road at Antrim has deteriorated to the extent that it is in danger of complete collapse and no amount of repeated patching with asphalt will solve the problem. At the very least warning signs need to be posted and a weight limit imposed.

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    • If we knew better
      October 5, 2022

      Weight limit? Apart from the quarries, and possibly the port, where do we have weigh stations/ weigh bridges?

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