Dry weather water shortages in SVG as Covid-19 strikes

Kingstown (ON SVG) – Residents in several communities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will experience disruptions to their water supply tonight, the Central Water and Sewage Authority (CWSA) said today.

The CWSA said that “due to the significantly reduced river flows at the Majorca and Montreal sources”, water supply to several areas “will be disrupted from tonight, Thursday 2nd April, 2020 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.”.

“Residents currently in unaffected areas are asked to observe strict water conservation methods and to assist the CWSA in maintaining a consistent supply” – the CWSA said.

The development comes as the country has recorded its second case of Covid-19, an imported case, where the victim is said to have had contact with people in her community and other areas.

Hand-washing is a very important act to help fight the spread of Covid-19, but the disease has struck at a time when the country is usually affected by seasonal droughts.

See Notice published by the CWSA on their official Facebook page here.

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