Piped Water Service Interruptions In 3 Parishes

February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

[Updated] The Ministry is advising piped water customers from Devonshire, Smiths and Hamilton Parishes that there will be a “weekly scheduled periodic shut down” of service while repairs are carried out.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is advising its piped water customers in Devonshire, Smiths, and Hamilton parishes that starting Tuesday, 26 February, 2019, the Ministry will begin work on repairing and replacing the water mains along Middle Road, Fort Hill Road and Watlington Road East which feed these parishes.

“This work is expected to take around three months to complete.

“This work is vital to replace an aged and vulnerable water main that has consistently and frequently failed over the past 24 months.

“Please be advised that this work will involve weekly scheduled periodic shut downs of the piped water service. During each week of the construction period, the system will be shut down on Tuesdays and reinstated on Fridays.

“This will allow for the works to be completed, and for customers to obtain water during this period as well.

A Ministry spokesperson said, “While we understand and apologize for the inconvenience that this work will cause, customers can be assured that we are endeavoring to minimize its impact with this schedule.”

“Any queries with regard to this disruption of services can be directed to the Water and Sewage Section by email at water@gov.bm or by telephone on 278-0570.”

Bernews has asked for further information, as in will residents have water while the system is shut down, and will update as able.

Update: In providing additional information, a spokesperson said, “The piped water customers in Devonshire, Smiths, and Hamilton parishes receive a top up supply and is not a direct feed to internal plumbing. As with normal practice, house holders have to manage their own tank levels to maintain their internal water supply.

“To assist householders, we are minimizing the down time as much as possible. If people require top up water supply during the time the mains are off there are many water trucking companies available to assist.”

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