DOWASCO makes effort to restore water to several communities

Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Water and Sewage Company (DOWASCO), Edward Registe, has stated that all efforts are being made by the company to restore water to several communities across the island.

Following the passage of Hurricane Irma earlier this week and the inclement weather that it brought to Dominica, a few of DOWASCO’s water systems had to be shut down and others temporarily closed.

“DOWASCO would like to apologize to the residents of the following communities for the intermittent interruption in their water supplies; Trafalgar, Fond Cannie, Delices, Boetica, Leopoldville, and Wall House. These communities are without water for more than twenty-four hours,” Registe said.

He noted that the company has done some “temporary arrangements” so Trafalgar and Fond Cannie can “have water a little bit later down this evening.”

He added that the process has already begun to restore water in the areas of Wall House and Leopoldville.

According to Registe, in Boetica and Delices there may be some form of electrical pump issue that has caused the water to be off, and restoration “might be till tomorrow morning.”

The PRO Officer reiterated: “Every effort is being made to restore water to these affected areas in the quickest possible time, and we ask residents to be patient with our efforts to restore water, and of course DOWASCO regrets any inconvenience caused and we thank residents for their patience.”

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5 Comments

  1. Evans
    September 9, 2017

    I swear Bellevue Chopin is not Dowasco’s map. Not one day will they apologise to the residents of Bleue Chopin for their irregular water supply.. in their office we will bring our plates to wash and bathe..

  2. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    September 9, 2017

    They were notified about the weather forecast and of Hurricane Irma. I hope they collected water for a few days.

  3. New Yoker
    September 9, 2017

    It would appear that Dowasco can fix water problems in these areas in 24 hours. Marigot has a water problem that continues from hurricane in the past. Mr Registe please explain and there is no apology for us.

  4. Paul
    September 8, 2017

    A useless company if I have ever seen one. How they get away with it for so long is beyond me.

  5. Anonymous
    September 8, 2017

    Edward Registe, also Deputy Speaker of the House and Chairman of Grandbay Village Council. How does the good man find the time and does he get three salaries? Nice work if you can get it. Plenty of us have none. Jobs for the boys again?

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