Dominica’s Water and Sewage Company (DOWASCO) has announced that “special emphasis” is being placed on the communities of Colihaut and Coulibistrie to have water supply restored.
The two communities have been without water since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in late August when the intake and supply lines were severely damaged.
Public Relations Officer for DOWASCO, Edward Registe said all efforts are being made to restore water but challenges remain which the company has to respond to.
“DOWASCO wishes to reassure the residents of Colihaut and Coulibistrie that new maintenance measures are being employed as of Wednesday 28th October 2015 which will allow DOWACO’s engineers and crew to identify major leaks on the line which require repairs and there by enable the supply to Colihaut and Coulibistrie to be restored,” he stated.
Registe informed that in the interim, DOWASCO will truck water to the affected communities adding that the company remains confident that water will be restored to the communities soon.
Meantime the broken sewage lines on the Dominica China Friendship Bridge, which were damaged during Erika, will also be tackled.
Registe said the matter has been deemed a “major challenge,” and the water supply for Roseau will be affected from Wednesday 28th October (today) at 3:00 pm until 3:00 am on Thursday 29th October to facilitate repairs.
Residents of the city have been urged to store water from domestic use during that period.
“DOWASCO regrets any inconvenience and requests the cooperation of all concerned,” he said.