DOWASCO working to restore water Registe says

water tapPublic Relations Officer (PRO) of Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO), Edward Registe has reported that water has been restored in a number of areas while some areas are still without following the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew on Wednesday.

He said that some of the company’s systems were heavily impacted by landslides and other slippages during the storm.

“We also have other areas where some of our supply lines were broken due to different activity and we also saw the power outages putting some of our pump stations out of commission for the time being,” Registe said on Thursday. “In some areas, we have restored water; in other areas we are continuing to work to restore water. Some areas are experiencing low water pressure and others no water at all.”

He stated that the eastern part of the island was particularly affected.

“We know that there is no water in Delices, there is no water in Boetica and these two communities depend on pumping stations for their supply, because there is no electricity we are unable to supply water to these two communities,” he explained.

However, he said, Tranto , Good Hope and Petite Soufriere still have water because they are served by storage tanks.

“They also depend on electrical pumps to get water,” he said.

He cautioned the people in the area to be conservative with the use of water, “because we are not sure how soon we will see the restoration of electricity and to enable us to pump water.”

Registe stated that the supply line to Loubiere and Pointe Michel was impacted by a fallen tree but crews are out there repairing it and water should be restored by late Thursday afternoon.

He explained that some areas in WA1, that is Castle Comfort to Mero still don’t have water, especially those in higher elevations because the system is not fully repaired.

“Some of the areas will have water, particularly the low-lying areas,” he noted. “Those at higher elevation would experience either no water or low water pressure. Giraudel and Eggleston we have to use an electrical pumping station to supply water to these communities again because of the power outage we are unable to do so at this point in time. We are awaiting the restoration of electricity to these areas.”

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  1. Franklyn Cuffy
    December 29, 2016

    The Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (WASA, counterpart of DAWASCO) hosted the 12 Anniversary of World Rivers Day (First in Trinidad & Tobago) and was spearheaded by Sharda Mahabier, PhD.
    The success of this event was due to the fact that there are a number of Registered Adopt-A-River active groups existing in the Country, so the task of calling the River Enthusiasts together made the effort much easier.
    The discussion have begun to introduce Adopt-A-River Mile programme in Dominica and it is hope that after a training Workshop carded for February 2017, an official launching will take place on World Water Day, on March 22, 2017.

  2. hmmmmmmmmmm
    October 1, 2016

    Dowasco needs to do better!!!!!!!Excuses excuse excuse about electricity pumping….Put generators in these pumping stations!!! i mean come on man!!

  3. New Yorker
    September 29, 2016

    Good they can fix the water supply today.One year later Marigot people still having trouble with their water supply . Come on DAWASCO explain please.

  4. Tell the Truth
    September 29, 2016

    Electricity and water are of vital importance. During hurricanes/storms it is to be expected that electricity and water will be affected. Prior to the storm, I hope D/cans collected some water. Hope electricity and water will be restored as soon as possible.

  5. Bridgette
    September 29, 2016

    I don’t care what u all say, I think Dowasco can do better than that, I think they use storm and the hurricane season as an excuse for their incompetence. To me the fact that the hurricane season comes every year, they should aalltheir big profitooto have a better and more efficient water system. It’s about time we get proactive rather than reactive in dominica

  6. street side
    September 29, 2016

    Dowasco needs a injection of finance and innovation in terms of it’s operate…..
    the world is too advance to be below par and not scientific, since Dominica has a abundance of water their must be another high tech angle to it’s operation and distribution, the Regime in Power needs to understand that the island must attempt to lead in some department or sector.

    it’s ridiculous time and time, little drizzle,or any sort of down pour the same occurrence.
    shows a lack of vision and thought process, when you look at the other countries you see their Professionals coming up with modules or systems to combat or ease the disruption of services.

    sadly dominica’s labor again fails to place priority for the growth of the island….
    the sales of tons of dominica’s passports should be injected in sectors like water….

    that in turn will cause investors to see dominica as a thinking lot and not a flat lot..

  7. Thibaud
    September 29, 2016


    September 29, 2016

    If I was in America they would say Trump took the water?

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