By Demion McTair. Updated 1:28 p.m., Saturday, 25 April 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
Mayreau, The Grenadines (ONE NEWS SVG) – As the impact of the dry season prevails, the Central Water and Sewage Authority (CWSA) has distributed 12,000 gallons of fresh water to residents of the southern grenadine island of Mayreau.
In a facebook post, the CSWA said the distribution took place yesterday (April 24).
The water was shipped to the island on the MV Gem Star.
Water was also shipped to Canouan yesterday.
Bequia received distribution on April 17.
The CWSA told One News SVG today, that distribution to Union Island is “to be determined soon” and is subject to vessel availability.
The CWSA has been rationing water throughout the country, free of cost, as severe drought conditions have depleted fresh water resources.
The situation is even more dire on the grenadine islands which have no rivers and streams and rely primarily on water catchment systems to gather, store and distribute fresh water.
The rainy season officially kicks into gear in June.