The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) advises the general public that as of 8 pm today, Monday, 19 June 2017, ALL WATER SYSTEMS WILL BE SWITCHED OFF in preparation for the conditions likely due to the passage of Tropical Storm Bret.
This decision means that consumers island-wide will have their service interrupted without a defined restoration timeline.
An analysis of ALL water systems will be conducted by our engineering team on Tuesday, 20 June 2017, and restoration will commence thereafter.
The Authority implores on the general public the need to:
Collect and store water in clean, non-corrosive and mostly tightly covered containers both in and out of your refrigerator. To increase the shelf life of water, group bottles in dark plastic trash bags to keep light out.
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 for domestic use.
Store water in bath tubs, drums, pails and buckets for flushing of toilet, washing and general cleaning.
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.
NAWASA apologises for the inconveniences likely to be caused by this decision, but advises that this precautionary measure is necessary to safeguard our infrastructure and is in the best interest of the consumers we serve.