Les Avocat Water System To Be Valve Regulated

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.