The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) advises the general public that as of 6 am today, Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 17 water systems were reopened in keeping with our mandate of providing an adequate and reliable water supply.
Due to the significantly increased demand last evening, consumers in some communities did not experience the level of supply expected.
At present, the supply to communities from the Les Avocat Water System has not been fully restored. Consumers will receive water as soon as the system is adequately pressurized.
Reports from the Meteorological Office indicate a high probability of thunder showers and gale force winds from this afternoon into tonight. There is therefore the possibility of further interruptions in supply as such measures will mitigate against any unnecessary interruptions after the passage of the system and reduce the likelihood of high levels of turbidity.
NAWASA therefore continues to encourage consumers to:
- Collect and store water in clean, non-corrosive and mostly tightly covered containers both in and out of your refrigerator;
- Store enough water for each member of your family and pet. Have at least a minimum of 3 days’ supply, of 35 gallons per person, per day;
- Shut off water tanks and individual property connections. Your water can be shut off at either the outlet valve or the water meter. Everyone in your home should know where these are located.
The Authority will continue to monitor the system and will provide an update during the course of today.