DOWASCO to place ‘special emphasis’ on Colihaut, Coulibistrie

water tapDominica’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.

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16 Comments

  1. Its me
    October 29, 2015

    Dublanc and Bioche too

  2. Its me
    October 29, 2015

    Now PM do your homework Dowasco gave you word that water will resume in the communities colihaut
    colibistrie and we are the ones suffering with no water up to this date so call Dowasco and please ask them what incorrect information they gave to u thank you

  3. u neverknow
    October 29, 2015

    Dowasco please get a grip Dublanc n Bioche are in the same boat . So no consideration for us Come again What i dont understand is the fact that the Canadians offered Dowasco help and they refuse Now u all made George Nanton engineer overnight and all of us suffering Remember we dont play on the coast Give us our water. .Stop paying Geroge Nanton the big checks Shame on managemeat Ettinoff and Juliana

  4. Peter Potter
    October 29, 2015

    This is one useless company if I have ever seen one. The management has not got a clue. Only thing they do well is billing their customers for services they did not receive!

    • Annon
      October 30, 2015

      DOWASCO has always been a class organization, especially when compared to DOMLEC. Is the major political appointees of late that stand a chance of messing up this legacy if they get in the way of leting Etinoff manage. The new guys just need to think outside the box to export water to other needy islands. However, Is Ed soffisticated enuff to brainstorm water export? I doe know.

  5. Paul
    October 29, 2015

    Such comforting news for the rest of us who are still without water.

  6. M
    October 28, 2015

    So long my family did not have water I had to go by my sister house to get water for my children and me to bath and cook…..

  7. Anna
    October 28, 2015

    I thought Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gave the dates when water will be restored in all communities when he gave his address to his subjects? DOWASCO all you better connect the people before the PM come back because all you getting a Daryl Titre, kick out.

  8. m
    October 28, 2015

    what about eggleston/ giraudel? what is the new “estimated” date?

  9. October 28, 2015

    MR> Registe are you serious? You are from the south and the people of Bagatelle, Fond St. Jean, Pointe Carib, Carte Bois and Stowe are without water since Erica and you talking about special consideration for Coulibistrie? What makes them more special that Bagatelle or the villages I mentioned. These DOWASCO guys are a waste of time. Instead of passing with utility vehicles carrying pipes to restore the villages you see them going around in air-conditioned SUV’s. Only in Dominica..only…after over two months. The Dam in Bagatelle was not even damaged. Just a few pipes these guys need to replace and they have done absolutely nothing and now PRO coming and talk gabbage about Coulibistrie. Man Registe go take a rest and then take care of the people in Bagatelle and the rest.

  10. Anonymous
    October 28, 2015

    REALLY!! mr. Registe that’s what you and the big boys in DOWASCO have decided colihaut and coulibistrie is the special areas what about us in the SOUTH who doesn’t have water since the passage of ERICA, we don’t deserve priority tooo. You need to say all areas without water deserve special care. BUT I must publicly say that DOWASCO’s management, and team is worthless, I don’t see no selfless effort being made to restore water for those of us without water on the SOUTH. HOPELESS

  11. nio
    October 28, 2015

    no water but i still getting water bill

  12. Zandoli
    October 28, 2015

    What does soon mean? Why dont they announce a timeline for restoring the water supply?

  13. Shaka zulu
    October 28, 2015

    We have to improve on our communication. ” special emphasis ” means absolutely nothing to me. What are ylthe new maintainance measures that are being employed? Sometimes when we speak we have to remember we are also educating our folks.
    This does not tell anyone what, where, or how. It’s practically saying nothing.

    • Zandoli
      October 28, 2015

      Only in DA they can get away with that useless bit of information.
      How can one plan when they say “soon”?

      • Shaka zulu
        October 28, 2015

        I do not understand!!! I read to find out what they were doing. All I can do is shake my head

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