DOWASCO observes World Water Day

Students at the DOWASCO exhibition
Students at the DOWASCO exhibition

An exhibition featuring the operations of the Dominica Water and Sewage Company Limited (DOWASCO) is being held at Baytown Treatment plant as the company observes World Water Day.

“We set up activities two days prior to the actual day,” DOWASCO’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Registe, said in an interview with DNO. “One of the main activities that we are doing is the exhibition to show the general public some of the work that we do at DOWASCO.”

World Water Day will be observed on Saturday March 22, 2014 and Registe said the exhibition will showcases DOWASCO’s customer service, engineering, technical, and treatment departments, among others.

He said the exhibition is open to the general public.

“We know that they come in with a number of inquiries, time and time again, this is an opportunity to come and interact with our staff, our engineers, our technical persons, our customer service staff,” Registe pointed out.

The exhibition is a two-day activity.

On Friday DOWASCO will hold a customer appreciation day between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm at its Portsmouth and High Street offices.

“Customers who come in to pay their bills will be interacted with a little more and be treated to some light refreshments and tokens,” Registe said.

At 12:00 pm, 10 lucky customers will be given the opportunity to win three months of free water, according to Registe.

Other activities for observing World Water Day include an address by the minister of water resource management, Reginal Austrie and an advocacy walk together with the National Youth Council.

Registe said it is good, “that the young people are taking up action to help raise awareness about the importance of our water resources and we feel happy to collaborate with them on that.”

Several schools have already visited the exhibition.

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 21, 2014

    Those expos just does not make sense. DOWASCO is the only water supply what is the expo about. They need to go out district for these things. just a waste of money and time

  2. NicE n NaughtY
    March 21, 2014

    Hawk Eye i fully agree with you i have experienced it myself, actions always speaks louder than words.

  3. Watcher
    March 21, 2014

    and what about the numerous public conveniences across Dominica that have broken pipes and flow 24 hours a day for seven days unchecked. That is expensively treated water that is just flowing through those government facilities day and night. no one seem to care. Yet we are asking the public to conserve water. Do something about those broken pipes at the public conveniences. Start with the toilets around the city

  4. Hawk eye
    March 20, 2014

    DOWASCO, this celebration is diametrically opposed to your current practice. Burst pipes unattended for days and weeks in spite of dozens of calls to your offices and languishing public outcry. Show us that you are leading by practically example.

  5. Here I am
    March 20, 2014

    DOWASCO, please note we in the Mon Pas Jean, Vieille Case area, are suffering with no water everyday. For the past 2 years we have been going for 4-5 days in one week with no water. I cannot understand we have a new system and no water. What is going on. When we talk people getting vex, but people we paid large sums of money for water project and the hurt full thing is they are opening the tank to let out the water to ease the pressure but we in MonPas Jean Vieille case cannot get water for days. Alas. God Help Us in Dominica.

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