General Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO), Bernard Etinoffe has said that most of its water systems on the island have been restored.
He made the announcement during an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO) on Wednesday.
A Trough System which affected the island on Sunday caused tremendous damage to the water systems in Dominica resulting in the disruption of almost all the water systems.
“I am pleased to report that most of our systems are now up and running; we have our major water system which is Water Area 1 from the Springfield intake which serves Mero to Castle Comfort, that is up and running. With the exception of a few areas, the higher areas, most people have water,” he said.
He said Castle Comfort is currently being served from the Giraudel water system.
However, according to the DOWASCO official, the major challenge still remains the Coulibishtrie, Morne Rachette and Grand Savanne area.
“We are trying to access the Coulibistrie River now so that we can begin to pump some water in those areas, hopefully a little later today,” he revealed.
He said there are still a few high-lying areas, for example Bellevue Rawle which may experience some challenges from time-to-time as the system builds up, “but we are pleased to report that we are doing pretty well in that regard at this point.”
Etinoffe offered an apology on behalf of DOWASCO to its customers for the unscheduled interruption to their water supply.