The Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) is reporting that the drought conditions presently affecting St. Vincent and the Grenadines has gradually resulted in a significant reduction in river flows at the majority of its major water sources.
The Montreal system is the worst affected, where river flows are now below 50%.
The CWSA, therefore, has activated its dry weather emergency response plans which includes:
- (a) closely monitoring inflows to its systems and storage tanks
- (b) seeking the assistance of the general public in reporting leaks and practicing
- (c) prohibiting the use of hoses to wet lawns and plants
- (d) directing the general public to listen to local radio stations and the CWSA Facebook page to be updated on any planned disruptions in service.
Leaks can also be reported at the CWSA emergency line at +17844571445 and on the CWSA Facebook page, the authority said.