Since the Covid-19 lockdown started, teams from the Water and Sewerage Department installed new water system infrastructure and worked to provide water services to more residents in the territory.
“Notwithstanding the seriousness of the threat, there are some critical functions that must be carried out,” Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer said during a House of Assembly session April 16.
The measures, he explained, included adding a new water pump in Carrot Bay as part of efforts to provide access to water for customers at higher elevations.
The minister also commended department employees for ensuring customers receive water during this time, either through pipes or water deliveries.
Cabinet decided on March 19 to suspend charges from the department for water and offer water delivery to customers without water because of network interruptions for 30 days.
For those who are not customers and don’t live in an area experiencing these issues, the minister said residents can contact private water delivery services.
When Opposition Leader Marlon Penn asked if delivery service would continue with the extension of the 24-hour lockdown, Mr. Rymer confirmed it would. Customers can call 468- 9905 or 468-9969.
“Despite the challenges of a weak infrastructure that experiences frequent leaks, the Water and Sewerage Department continues with its work to ensure that water service is available to our customers on a daily basis,” Mr. Rymer said.