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Monday, Feb 17, 2020

Reservoir repaired and running water returns to First District

Reservoir repaired and running water returns to First District

Residents in the First Electoral District once again have access to potable piped water now that repairs to the constituency’s reservoir have been completed.

The reservoir, which is located in the vicinity of Capoon’s Bay, had sustained extensive damage during hurricanes Irma and Maria back in 2017.

“I am pleased those residents and businesses in Carrot Bay and surrounding communities were able to recently once again get access to more steady supply of potable water, with the completion of restoration works on the reservoir, that services that area,” stated Premier Andrew Fahie, who is also the Representative for the First District.

Fahie, who was while delivering his annual First District report at the time, further said that works are ongoing to further secure the reservoir to make it more resilient to natural disasters.

“We are working to get the infrastructure fixed across the territory under the Ministry of Transportation Works & Utilities so that they can improve the water distribution,” the Premier added.


Other district issues being reassessed

Premier Fahie also reassured residents of his district that measures are being taken to rectify some of the other issues being faced in the community.

“The issues of flooding and drainage in the area known as ‘The Bottom’ that has been ignored for the last few years will be addressed. The plans that were ignored for the past few years will be reassessed and a way forward will be determined.”

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