NAWASA’s Operations In Response To Infrastructural Damage Caused By Rainfall Event

PR –  The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is releasing a crucial update on the current status and ongoing response measures concerning the infrastructural damage caused by the recent rainfall event in northern Grenada which impacted the Peggy’s Whim Water System.

Presently, extensive repair efforts are in progress, concentrating primarily on addressing the damage resulting from the landslide at Cha Cha, – one of the two dams that serve the Peggy’s Whim Water System. Our on-site teams are bravely encountering significant challenges, maneuvering through hazardous terrain due to continuous earth movements that have adversely affected our distribution network. Our main priority following repairs will be stabilizing the pipelines, as the situation could worsen with additional rainfall. Furthermore, progress has been made in partially clearing the Zulu dam, with ongoing work in this area.

To meet critical water needs in affected areas, NAWASA will deploy water tankers starting from 1:00 p.m. today. One truck will serve communities including Diego Piece, Union Chantimelle, Marli, Mt. Rose, Morne Fendue, Rose Hill, Darvey, Prospect, and Mt. Alexander. Another truck will be servicing the Dunfermline to Hermitage route. Residents are urged to anticipate the arrival of these water trucks and arrange proper water storage. Water tankers will extend their service to additional areas starting Friday, December 22nd, 2023, and a detailed schedule will follow shortly.

NAWASA remains fully committed to resolving these challenges, minimizing disruptions to water supply, and prioritizing the safety and well-being of both our employees and the community. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the situation, we are unable to provide a precise timeline for water supply restoration.

NAWASA extends our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and expresses gratitude to all affected individuals for their understanding and patience during this critical period.