St. Vincent’s dangerous water emergency

By Demion McTair. Updated 6:46 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

The Central Water and Sewage Authority – CWSA said Saturday that “we we are in the middle of an emergency with heavy ash fall everywhere, including at its intakes”.

“Presently, no water can be extracted from the rivers,” the state agency posted on Facebook.

The CWSA said it is strongly advising the general public against using either your stored water supply or the pipe borne supply for anything other than drinking or cooking at this time.

The use of hoses is strictly prohibited at this time.

The CWSA will provide further updates this morning on its water re-opening and rationing plans, the agency said.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is covered in ash from the explosively erupting La Soufriere volcano.

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