DOWASCO appeals for proper water management

The dry season is said to be having an impact on the island's water resources
The dry season is said to be having an impact on the island’s water resources

General Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company, Bernard Etinoffe wants nationals to assist the company in managing the island’s water resources.

Etinoffe told reporters that in light of the current dry season, customers should manage their use of water.

“We should not waste at this time because if this drought continues for too long, we may have to take measures to ensure that conservation takes place. We are not fearful that we cannot provide water but we just want to alert our people that they should assist us,” he says.

Etinoffe assures, “We do not want to get to the point where we have to impose [measures]. We just want to educate people that they may not be able to water their lawns as frequently as they used to…[and they may have] to wash their cars less often and with less water.

“We are not at the point which Jamaica has reached; we still have an abundance of water with which God has blessed us.”

To maintain that blessing, Etinoffe says, everyone must do their part to conserve.

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  1. August 30, 2015

    Put back the water we need to watch our balls we smelling

  2. well , well
    May 27, 2015

    Dawasco you need to tell Skerrit to stop selling our forest to build concrete hotels and we won’t have a problem for water.

  3. Dominic
    May 26, 2015

    I am not in dominica right now but if I was dowasco cannot tell me how to used my water

    • River Street
      May 26, 2015

      Most likely you on Mars. Irrespective of DOWASCO’s shortcomings, they are not solely responsible for placing restrictions on the usuage of water. Any city or municipality facing a drought alerts customers and if need be places such restrictions, stop the ignorance.

  4. sailsbury farmer
    May 26, 2015

    Hawk eye we are here to solve dominicans problems, the money the water company owes for new pipes and equipment you can never charge dominicans enough to pay back the loans. Our population is to small , and our tax base is not enough. We must sell water to the other islands to pay the bills , how complicated is that. Tell Skerritt that’s what he must do if he wants to stop begging china for more loans. We must try to help our selves , where are the thinkers, all we have on both sides are p roffesionals beggers

  5. sailsbury farmer
    May 26, 2015

    In china all rivers run into a dam to make electricity , drinking water the rest irrigate the farms nothing goes into the sea , that’s why they are the second world power? Why don’t you open a water company instead of you worrying about the water going into the sea , go and get rich by selling bottle water. I bet you was educated at the university of the westindes, where you were taught not to think

  6. Hawk eye
    May 26, 2015

    Dowasco should move to placing every customer on meter. What else do you do want people have water flowing 24/7 in trees that are 30-50 years old.

  7. sailsbury farmer
    May 26, 2015

    Dowasco- concentrate on selling bottle water to pay the loan back so dominicans will enjoy cheaper water , do any one of these people who we spend our money on to go to college learn how to make money to solve their country’s problems.

  8. Sunday Islander
    May 26, 2015

    So , we should stop the rivers from flowing into the sea? 8-O

    • Straight
      May 27, 2015

      No that should not even be thought of! Rivers exist for many reasons not only for domestic and industrial purposes. What will then happen to habitat of the river .

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