PR – The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) advises that effective Tuesday February 2nd, 2021, it will commence valve regulations at the Les Avocat Water System, due to distribution challenges as a result of the present dry season facing Grenada and the rest of the region.
Daily, NAWASA monitors all systems and their capacity to meet demands, and notes an increasing shortfall in production at the Les Avocat Water System. The company’s ability to provide a 24-hours supply to serving communities is further hindered as a result.
The valve regulation schedule comes into effect from 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 2nd 2021 and will remain unless otherwise advised by NAWASA.
Water supply will be interrupted DAILY from 9:00 p.m. and will return at 6:00 a.m. in the following communities in the parish of St. George:
|Affected Consumers||Date and Time Water Will Be Available|
|Cobeau Town, Mt. Airy, Morne Delice, St. Paul’s, Mt. Parnassus, The Bocas, Parade, Creighton, La Borie and surrounding
|6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. DAILY|
The dry season and with the continued threat of COVID -19 which requires increase used of water for personal hygiene such as hand washing, NAWASA strongly encourages persons to conserve and limit non-essential uses such as for:
– Power washing of paved surfaces such roads, sidewalks, driveways, garages etc.
– Washing of vehicles with hoses
– Irrigation of lawns and gardens
NAWASA remains committed to maintaining a safe and adequate water supply but consumers are encouraged to adopt a proactive approach to water management this dry season. Individuals are 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.
While there is no immediate concern that the region will face any severe drought up to the end of the first quarter of this year, the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says concerns exist over long-term drought that can impact large rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater by the end of May 2021.
The January 2021 issue of the Caribbean Drought Bulletin, noted that areas that ended up in long-term drought by the end of November 2020 – as did Grenada – may experience significantly reduced water levels in large reservoirs, large rivers and groundwater along the dry season meaning that severe water scarcity is a real possibility.
The current projections for the remainder of the dry season will certainly bring additional stress for all water systems, and others may be added to the list as necessary.