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Les Avocat Water System Becomes First Water System To Be Valve Regulated For This Year’s Dry Season

PR- The National Water and Sewerage Authority wishes to advise consumers served by the Les Avocat Water System that due to the effects of the dry season, it has become necessary to implement a valve regulation schedule effective Friday January 31st, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Les Avocats serves: Berrotte, Minorca, Windsor Forest, Apsley, Perdmontemps, Marian, St. Paul’s, Richmond Hill, Morne Jaloux, La Borie, Hope Vale, Creighton

The interruption period: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. DAILY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please be advised that the information provided is solely based on the current water levels and it is expected to change without prior notice depending on availability of supply.

The Authority continues to monitor the water system and its capacity to meet demand and will keep affected consumers fully aware of their supply status as information becomes available.

Affected consumers are encouraged to collect and store water in clean covered containers prior to the interruption in supply. They are also advised to manage their supply of 35 gallons of water, per person, per day for a period of 3 days taking into consideration the needs of their families and pets.

Following publication of the Саrіbbеаn Institute for Меtеоrоlоgу аnd Нуdrоlоgу (СІМН), Drought Bulletin for January 2020; the Authority issued an early reminder to consumers about the importance of having adequate storage.

Grenada is listed along with Аntіguа, Ѕоuthwеѕt Веlіzе, Wеѕtеrn Сubа, Dоmіnіса, Dоmіnісаn Rерublіс, and Guаdеlоuре, as countries being warned of potential long-term drought.

The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), reminds the general public of the need to develop a habit of having adequate storage, as the country braces for what is forecasted to be an intense dry season, one when every drop of rainfall and water counts.

NAWASA is committed to meeting the needs of every consumer; however, individuals are also reminded of their personal responsibility to ensure they collect and store a minimum of 35 gallons of water, per person, per day for a three-day period, taking into consideration the needs of their households and pets.

Current projections for the dry season bring additional stress for consumers served by the Concord Water System along the distribution network in Moliniere and surrounding communities already facing water outage as a result of the land slippage in the area.

These consumers are encouraged to store at least a one-week supply of 35 gallons of water per-person per-day.  Affected communities include Fontenoy, Moliniere, Grand Mal, Cherry Hill, Happy Hill, River Road through to the entire Town of St. George.

The public is being reminded that drought conditions can have significant impact on our water system’s ability to provide an adequate and reliable water supply to all serving consumers.  NAWASA’s storage capacity for both raw and treated water is among areas to receive attention with the implementation of the Authority’s new rate structure. In addition, a number of major projects will commence in 2020 amongst them the Green Climate Fund. 

NAWASA will draw down on $125 million dollar funding under the Green Climate Fund in 2020.Ten (10) water storage tanks will be constructed coupled with the upgrading of the water distribution network throughout the island. Projects will commence in July of 2020 and will be completed in 2025.

GREEN CLIMATE FUND

Project Description Benefitting Parishes
New Dam & Reservoir – Les Avocat St. David & St. George’s
New Dam & Reservoir – Petite Etang St. David
New Storage Tank  and Transmission Lines – Mirabeau St. Andrew
New Storage Tank  in Ahoma and Line Replacement to the Town of Grenville St. Andrew
New Storage Tank for Chantilly, Vendomme St. George’s
New Storage Tank and associated pipelines in Dr. Belle, Gouyave St. John
New Storage Tank and associated pipelines – Mt. Craven St. Patrick & St. Mark
New Storage Tank and associated pipelines in Diego Piece St. Mark
New Storage Tank and associated pipelines – Tufton Hall St. Mark
New Ground Water Programme, re-drilling and rehabilitation of existing wells St. George
Morne Rouge Storage Tank St. George’s
Carriacou storage tanks ( Top Hill, Belair and High North) Carriacou

UK CIF: This $40 million dollar investment commences in September 2020, will see significant work in the wastewater sector by December 2021.

Project Benefitting Parishes
Expansion of Concord Water System to the South of the island St. John & St. George
Upgrade of the sewerage network in to the Town of St. George to incorporate Lagoon Road. St. George

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