Ministry: Low Rainfall, Please Conserve Water

July 10, 2015

The Ministry of Public Works have advised “that in order to reduce the impact of the low rainfall, it is important to conserve as much water as possible. This will also ensure that the limited water can be distributed fairly across the island and provided to those most in need.”

The Ministry said the following conservation measures will be very effective:

  • Do not order more water than is necessary
  • Carefully control the flow of piped water into your tank to avoid overfilling
  • Check and quickly repair leaking faucets, toilets, and water appliances
  • Minimize the number of times you flush the toilet
  • Use well water for toilet flushing
  • Take quick showers, not full baths
  • Use a basin of water at a time instead of letting a tap run for brushing teeth and shaving
  • Do not let water overflow or run after use
  • Minimize use of washing machines and dishwashers
  • Wash full laundry loads or set the washer to appropriate load size
  • Do not wash cars
  • Reduce the watering of lawns and outdoor plants

“Thank you for your cooperation in meeting the challenges set by the low rainfall,” a spokesperson said.

“Should you have any questions, please contact the Water Section of the Ministry of Works and Engineering at [441] 278-0570.”

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  1. Terry says:

    And to think we did all these things 50+ years ago.

    Tell that to the rich folks and their swimming pools and plants/potted or else around the house. Do they care?

    Different kettle of fish if you have a Koi Pond.

    40 days and forty nights.

    Onions would still bitch and moan.

    • Bored says:

      My swimming pool, my koi pond and my second swimming pool do use a ton of water! I need to not top them off every night. Dang it, cursing myself for all the schooling and working full time for the past 20 years…..I shouldve been lazy

  2. inna says:

    Do not wash cars?!?! Oh boy!

  3. Thinking says:

    Anybody looking into a filtering system, lets say for emergencies? All this water we’re surrounded by…just a thought

  4. Terry says:

    Your not the only one “Thinking”.

    The powers that be still have a hold on all commodities.

    But the makeup has changed. It is integrated now and more acceptable.

    A giant Desalinization Plant and support would solve the problem.

    BUT!!!!!

    I own the ‘watershed/BELCO/Trucking…………………….
    Shalom.