The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) continues to monitor a tropical wave that is expected to affect Grenada and its dependencies, starting Tuesday, 28 June 2022.
The preparatory actions of NAWASA in maintaining and restoring water and sewerage services is of vital importance to national post-disaster activities and NAWASA has therefore enacted its Disaster Emergency Plan. This plan looks at measures to be undertaken for the protection of the Authority’s infrastructure.
NAWASA’s overall intention for this period is to have all water treatment plants opened so that persons can have storage tanks and containers filled to last at minimum 3 days. At present, all water systems with the exception of Concord, St John and Les Avocat, St David are up and running.
The Concord Water System is challenged due to high turbidity levels as a result of the inclement weather over the past 24 hours. The Les Avocat Water System remains under valve regulation and efforts are being made to ensure that there is equity in water distribution. As a result, the regulation for consumers in St Paul’s, The Bocas, Parade, Mt Airy and Morne Delice has been amended for Monday, 27 June 2022 as follows:
- La Borie and Lower St Paul’s: 5 am – 3 pm
- The Bocas and Parade: 3 pm – 9 pm
- Mt Airy and Morne Delice: 9 pm – 5 am
Our water tanker will be operating in Marian, Morne Jaloux, Golden Drive, Cocoa Road and Lyda from 3 pm today, 27 June 2022.
NAWASA further recognises that consumers served by affected water systems may not be able to maintain a 3 days’ supply as recommended and apologises for this. Persons with limited supplies are also encouraged to safely capture rainwater for post disaster use if necessary.
An islandwide network shutdown of all water systems is not yet scheduled, however, the timing for such disruption in service is dependent on 2 factors: the weather conditions and the risks involved at the different systems. Consumers are therefore reminded of the need to have water stored to last at minimum 3 days taking into consideration the immediate needs of their family.
The tropical wave is expected to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds by Tuesday into Wednesday. Such conditions can render water systems highly susceptible to turbidity and dam blockages hindering the production of water for an extended period.
NAWASA thanks the general public for their cooperation, understanding and patience during this period. With the support of NaDMA and the Meteorological Office, the Authority will continue to monitor the tropical wave and provide an update as information becomes available.
NAWASA…committed to meeting customers’ needs