DOWASCO embarks on water conservation campaign

water tapThe Petite Savanne community is among the first to benefit from a water conservation campaign which is being organized in light of drought conditions affecting the island.

The campaign began in the community on Wednesday night and is being organized by the Dominica Water and Sewage Company, DOWASCO.

Public Relations Officer of DOWASCO, Edward Registe, said the current drought conditions have affected the water levels at the company’s intakes and “DOWASCO, recognizing that, has seen the need to conduct community sensitization meetings towards water conservation”.

He said in some communities, there has been an acute reduction in water, and Petite Savanne is one of them.

“In the last few weeks, we had to truck water to that community and there have been a lot of interruptions in the supply,” Registe said.

According to him, leakages in pipes and the abuse of standpipes are some of the areas to be addressed.

“These practices are really affecting the ability of the company to supply water and we want to raise that awareness. There is a lot of investment taking place in the water sector in Dominica, however if we continue to waste water, then it is likely that we continue to deplete the resource,” he said.

Grandbay and other communities around Dominica will also be included in water conservation campaign.

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  1. Claytuson Jacques
    April 7, 2013

    Leaks in pipe lines are most of the time caused by poor installation and maybe a lack of proper hydro testing format. In the case of broken stand pipes, Dawasco takes too long before they are repaired, increasing the waste volume .In Picard where I live , my water pressure has drop by half , within the past week . Sometimes I feel like am gonna run out of water.

  2. Anonymous
    April 5, 2013

    yes all faulty taps should be fixed promptly.

  3. Anonymous
    April 5, 2013

    yes make sure all faulty taps are fixed promptly.

  4. Rastar-Marn
    April 4, 2013

    Wait a minute nuh who mista dem tink dey trying to fool nuh,,,

    Everyday Rain falling in Dominica wi, CarhWem or not, riva flowing heavy, and doh come tell me noffin yeh cause if Rasscastle dere always heavy all Riva heavy,,,

    Somebody hit mista a lash for me nuh!!!

    Arizona, Texas, Las Vegas dem dat is desert country and dey doh even have dem kinna problems mista claiming Dominica have,,,

    Garçon who allyou want to save d water for nuh,,,

    Marn Warn allyou d other day yeh when dey was talking about dem new tanks dey built dere somewhere on some Hill,,,

    Watch what Marn say jess now dey gonna start shipping water out,,, if dey doh start yet,,,

    Oh but wait nuh dey done started wi, all dat Bottling of water dere wi is what they want to hold back the water for,,,

    You see how mista dem Modarah???

    When dey hold back d water saying time to conserve den Little man dem muss go buy d Bottled water by Whitchurch and AStaPhans,,,

    You see how mista dem wicked???

    I remember in School when dey taught us the water cycle how evaporation condensation and den back to rain, if dats d case dere will never be a shortage of water on dis earth, cause the cycle is all natural and cannot be controlled by no Man, yes dey can do cloud seeding but dat is another subject for another day, but d only way dere gonna be a shortage of water is when a monopoly on d water supply!!!

  5. grell
    April 4, 2013

    stop the washing of buses on the public streets,pipes are always running in grandbay.

  6. Critic
    April 4, 2013

    What about the broken faucets/pipes at the many Public Conveniences around the island that flow allday all night unchecked (waste water) on a 24-7 basis and DOWASCO appear to be powerless to stop that dastard abuse. The situation in Petite Savanne is indeed dire. But we must also put tour act together in other places. Check all of the Public Conveneineces in and around Roseau to start with. Water just keep flowing and nothing is happening to stop the waste.

  7. dee
    April 4, 2013

    Tarish pit and Yampiece they need to check out first these people forever have the water wasting. flowing all day all night no body care.
    check it out DOWASCO check it now. they wasting the water and those higher up cannot get.

  8. Vanya
    April 4, 2013

    DOWASCO needs to monitor is leaks, that’s very true they are lack lustre when it comes to leaks and other issues…maybe they under staffed..

  9. Eleonore Walther
    April 4, 2013

    since many weeks precious water is wasted on check hall hill road and DOWASCO is not doing anything to fix the leaks. Complaints are just ignored. We will miss the water only when the wells are going to dry out!!!!!!!

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