Sunday 26 May, 2019

WASA wants Woodland councillor to give details on homes without water

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says the Woodland councillor has failed to provide a list to the authority, of persons in the community affected by a water shortage.

This was expressed via a statement issued on Friday in response to a protest held by residents of Pluck Road, led by their councillor Doodnath Mehrue.

According to WASA, Mr Mehrue was contacted but could not provide the necessary information to help residents.

“It is important to note that when the Authority contacted Local Government Councillor for the area Mr Mehrue today, he was unable to provide details on any customers in need of a water supply. The Authority will maintain contact with Councillor Mr Mehrue towards maintaining the pipe-borne water supply and if there are shortfalls, provide a truck-borne water service where necessary.”

WASA notes that there have been challenges currently related to water production and distribution due to the present harsh dry season and says it has been working to maintain the revised water supply schedules recently published on its website, Facebook and Twitter pages. 

The Authority further notes that in relation to La Fortune - Pluck Road, San Francique - there are roughly 30 households to the extremities of the distribution system along Ramcharran Trace that were impacted by low-system pressures recently. However, WASA says it delivered a truck-borne water supply to those affected customers as recently as March 2 and there was a pipe-borne water supply in the area from March 5 to 6, as per schedule.

The Authority wishes to assure customers in these and other areas that it will continue to closely monitor existing and amended water supply schedules to ensure that the best possible service is provided throughout this dry season.

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