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'It sucks!' - Hon Julian Fraser RA on SCB water situation

- water woes still plaguing 3rd District
Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA has expressed disgust about the dire water situation plaguing the Third District, saying simply, “It sucks.” Photo: VINO/File
Sea Cows Bay and other parts of the Third District remain plagued with water woes. Photo: VINO/File
Sea Cows Bay and other parts of the Third District remain plagued with water woes. Photo: VINO/File
Claire Mills. Photo: Provided
Claire Mills. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA has expressed disgust about the dire water situation plaguing the Third District, saying simply, “It sucks.”

Responding to this news site's request for a comment on the situation, Honourable Fraser said that the matter was not even worth commenting on. “It is not worth a mention,” said a clearly disgusted Honourable Fraser.

Just last month, Honourable Fraser was joined by Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) as they toured parts of Sea Cows Bay with a view to ascertaining the depth of the problem and to look at when it would be addressed.

Writing on his Facebook page on January 8, 2016, Honourable Fraser said, “Today I was reliably informed by the Minister for Communications and Works that water is now being placed in the Hannah Hill Reservoir and it will be distributed to residents of Sea Cows Bay, Hannah’s, Palestina, Pleasant Valley, and all other areas serviced by the reservoir, including Collon Hill.”

He said he and the residents of the Third District should all be looking forward to some much welcomed and needed relief.

Honourable Fraser noted too that if what the Minister said is true, that should mark the end to water shortages in the area, since residents can now get water from Sabbath Hill Reservoir to Hannah Hill Reservoir, due to a reported fix to the distribution system along the Ridge Road.

Nothing was fixed

Sea Cows Bay resident Claire Mills said that yesterday February 25, 2016 was the first day in about a week that the water stayed on as long as it did.

“In terms of water the problem never fixed,” she said. “For the week today was the longest it stayed on,” she said.

“We got today all day so we might not get any tomorrow.” She said too that when Minister Vanterpool toured the area with Honourable Fraser the water came on the next day and from the day after that it went again.

Mills asked the question why Sea Cows Bay people cannot get water all the time and also asked whether it was deliberate just to spite Honourable Fraser.

“To me, and this is my personal opinion, to me I think it is deliberate. But not supplying water to Sea Cows Bay is not punishing Honourable Fraser, it is punishing the residents of Sea Cows Bay who pay for water and cannot have it,” he said.

Further, she said that it is unfair for persons to have to pay water bills and not have the comfort of running water.

“I feel like I am living in Haiti or one of those places where you have to use buckets to take a bath,” said Mills.

Efforts to reach Minister Vanterpool for an update on the efforts to address the water situation in Sea Cows Bay and other parts of the Third District proved futile.

8 Responses to “'It sucks!' - Hon Julian Fraser RA on SCB water situation”

  • i from here (26/02/2016, 08:44) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    Thanks to you Fraser the country in this position.
    • thank god (26/02/2016, 10:10) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      NDP/Fraser/biwater took the sewage off our streets and it is no longer pumped in the ocean off Slaney. Now it is just to continue with the water contract that Fraser signed to take us out of the dark ages.
    • go from here (26/02/2016, 11:47) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      Where there is no vision the people perish.. Fraser got the water plant and the reservoir, the water is now in the reservoir and the dumb a*s NDP can't get it to the people. Blame the NDP
    • @ i from here (28/02/2016, 11:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ahh haa haa haa haaa so backwards when in fact Frazer fixed the water and sweage problem..
  • facts man (26/02/2016, 09:28) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Third World Country Bossie
  • 3D resident (26/02/2016, 10:07) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    The NDP is doing this on purpose.
  • Boss (26/02/2016, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Can some one please tell Fraser, what you sow you reap.
    Didn't he grew up around a bvi grand mother.
  • resident (28/02/2016, 16:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Its disgraceful man,for days no water u come from work after long day and want to take a sh*t and bathe and no water kmdt



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