The Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) is urging immediate water conservation efforts in the face of a possible worsening dry season.
Head of Communications and Customer Service at DOWASCO Gwennie Dickson says water levels at intakes in Dominica have decreased as a result of the dry spell, and the situation could become worse.
“We are hoping that it will not, but based on what we are hearing from for example the Met Institute in Barbados, they are forecasting that we will experience this severe dryness for some time to come, so if that really continues as they forecast, it means the water levels will definitely get much lower.”
According to Dickson, lower water levels will lessen the amount of water available to communities around the island.
“If it does get to the point where the water levels get so low that we are unable to get the pressure that is needed, it means that yes we probably would have to go the way of water rationing, but as of now, we are not in that situation.”