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Don’t wait for the last minute – Water & Sewerage Dept appeals

The current (September 11, 2018) locations and size of the three storms being monitored currently in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Weather Channel
In picture, BiWater storage tanks on Tortola. Photo: Internet Source
In picture, BiWater storage tanks on Tortola. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Water and Sewerage (DW&S) of the Virgin Islands (VI), has issued a call for residents to be proactive in safeguarding one of the most important commodities for life – water.

The call comes as the Territory prepares for the passage of (now downgraded) Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to pass some 200 miles away from the VI in two days’ time.


Heavily compromised prior to the destruction suffered during the 2017 hurricane season—DW&S in a public statement issued on September 10, 2018, said “it is very important for residents and businesses to utilize days ahead and not wait for a last minute rush and scramble situation.”

The advisory implores “please do not wait until Wednesday (September, 122, 2018), to begin storing; utilise Monday and Tuesday into Wednesday to do this.”

Residents are advised to store sufficient water for all purposes, including bathing and oral hygiene, for at least three days.

Hurricane Strength

Meanwhile the Department of Disaster Management in an update on what is now Tropical Storm Isaac, today, September 11, 2018, said, there is the likelihood the weather system “may regain strength.”

Its location is still some 1,100 miles East South East of the VI and is predicted to impact the Lesser Antilles on Thursday morning, September 13, 2018, “as a strong tropical storm nearing hurricane strength.”

According to the DDM advisory, it is predicted to pass approximately 200 miles south of the VI and that the Territory may experience cloudy skies, showers and thunderstorms beginning late Thursday.

3 Responses to “Don’t wait for the last minute – Water & Sewerage Dept appeals”

  • ... (11/09/2018, 10:13) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    we have to store water all year round as we never get any water anyways from WS
  • Funny (11/09/2018, 11:40) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    store what youall don't provide?
  • Scbr (11/09/2018, 22:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How can we store water. You don't turn on the water as scheduled in Sea Cows Bay. Last Monday they turn it on really low pressure.Bareful full the bucket.

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