Important Notice From NAWASA On Water Supply Due To Tropical Wave

PR – The National Water and Sewerage Authority  (NAWASA) continues to monitor a tropical wave that is expected to affect Grenada and its  dependencies, starting Tuesday June 28th, 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 three days. At present,  all water systems with the exception of Concord, St. John’s and Les Avocat St. David’s 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 June 27th, 2022 as follows: 

  • La Borie and Lower St. Paul’s 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
  • The Bocas and Parade 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Mt. Airy and Morne Delice 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. 

Our Water Tanker will be operating in Marian, Morne Jaloux, Golden Drive, Cocoa Road and  Lyda from 3:00 p.m. today June 27th, 2022. 

NAWASA further recognizes that consumers served by affected water systems may not be able  to maintain a three days’ supply as recommended and apologizes for this. Persons with limited  supplies are also encouraged to safely capture rain water for post disaster use if necessary.

An island wide network shutdown of all water systems is not yet scheduled, however, the timing for such disruption in service is dependent on two 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 three 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.