ADVISORY – NAWASA REOPENS ALL WATER SYSTEMS FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM BRET
The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) wishes to advise the general public that as off 6:30 a.m. all WATER SYSTEMS WERE REOPENED following official word from the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).
Consumers are advised that although systems were reopened at 6:30 a.m. persons especially those on high elevated areas may receive their supply within two (2) hours after the restoration timeline.
The Authority commends the general public for their compliance last evening with water storage. We continue to remind persons however that due to the present weather conditions, our dams are susceptible to blockages and as such they are encouraged to:
• Collect and store water in clean, non-corrosive and mostly tightly covered containers both in and out of your refrigerator. To increase shelf life of water, group bottles in dark plastic trash bags to keep light out.
• Store enough water for each member of your family and pet. Have at least a minimum of three days supply, of thirty-five gallons per person, per day for domestic use.
• Store water in bath tubs, drums, pails and buckets for flushing of toilet, washing and general cleaning.
• Shut off water tanks and individual property connections. Your water can be shut off at either the outlet valve or the water meter. Everyone in your home should know where these are located.
The Authority apologizes for any inconveniences caused and thanks consumers for their patience as we work towards the delivery of a safe, adequate and reliable water supply.
NAWASA …. committed to meeting customers’ needs
Jamila Lewis Communications Officer