Tuesday 31 March, 2020

WASCO restores water to customers in the north

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc WASCO is pleased to inform that after several hours of gruelling work, technicians have been able to repair the damaged 24 inch raw water line at Vanard. 

According to the company's communications manager, Cherryanne William, the location of leak, which was discovered several feet below the river bed, presented a major challenge for the crew. However, they were able to make the repairs which ran into the wee hours of this morning February 16th 2020.

A series of tests have conducted in order to ensure that the repairs would hold. The line has also flushed to remove any debris or residue that may have entered the system during the course of repairs. 

This is necessary to ensure that the quality of water to consumers, once the system is reopened, is not compromised.

The raw water supply is currently being fed to the Theobalds Treatment Plant at Ciceron, where is being treated before onward distribution to customers in the north of the island. 

As soon as the treatment plant is reopened, some customers will begin receiving the supply, while it will be delayed for others at higher elevations at the further end of the system.

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