Castries, February 9, 2012 — The Water and Sewerage Company, Inc (WASCO) has been forced to shut down the water supply to the north today, Thursday, February 9, 2012. This unscheduled shutdown is to undertake major emergency repairs to the 24-inch raw water main at Durandeau in Millet.


Currently, crews are excavating to unearth the broken main to determine the nature and extent of the damage. As a result, the water supply to the north of the island has been shut off pending the completion of repair work. Crews will work throughout the night to ensure that the damage is repaired in the shortest possible time.


Residents of The Morne to Sarrot including Bexon, Marc, Cul De Sac, La Croix Maingot, Ti Colon, Marigot, Roseau to Millet. Castries City, Entrepot, Marchand, Lastic Hill, Waterworks Road, Ravine Chabot, Bocage, Morne Du Don, Carellie, Ti Rocher, Forestierre, La Pansee, Sans Souci, Vigie, La Clery, Vide Bouteille, Choc, Union through to Grand Riviere, Marisule, Bois D’ Orange, Monchy, Rodney Bay, Reduit, Rodney Heights, Gros Islet Town and Cap Estate have been affected by the shutdown.


The supply will be restored after work is completed. However, all customers will not receive a supply immediately after the system is reopened. Residents at the extreme ends of the network and at high elevations will receive a water supply within 24-48 hours of the system being reopened.


WASCO regrets the inconvenience to our customers.


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