Hashtag: #WaterSupply

DENR On Clean Air & Water Amendment Bill

DENR On Clean Air & Water Amendment Bill

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is reminding the public that the Clean Air and Water Resources Amendment Bill Public Consultations will conclude on July 10. A Government spokesperson said, “Launched on June 19, the three-week consultation period provides a valuable opportunity for stakeholders to review and offer feedback... Read more of this article

Watlington Waterworks Reports To Shareholders

Watlington Waterworks Reports To Shareholders

Bermuda experienced its highest rainfall since 1902, resulting in a decline in piped water sales for Watlington Waterworks in 2023, the company said. In their letter to shareholders, they said, “The first quarter of 2023 started strong but then the rain started and by the end of the year Bermuda had recorded 77.37 inches, the highest rainfall... Read more of this article

Temporary Water Service Interruption

Temporary Water Service Interruption

The Ministry is advising piped water customers from Devonshire, Smiths and Hamilton Parishes that there is a temporary water service interruption due to emergency maintenance. A Government spokesperson said, “The Water and Sewage Section of the Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the public of an emergency interruption to the piped top-up water... Read more of this article

Ministry On Water Disruptions In Bermuda

Ministry On Water Disruptions In Bermuda

“We understand the inconvenience and frustration caused by the disruption of water services in these areas,” said Acting Minister of Public Works Michael Weeks, in response to issues with Government-owned water pipes. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is actively addressing and responding to a series of... Read more of this article

Ministry Addresses Water Supply Disruption

Ministry Addresses Water Supply Disruption

The Ministry of Public Works is “actively working to address a disruption in the potable water system in St. George’s.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry wishes to assure residents and businesses reliant upon this water supply that our team of experts is diligently addressing the issue. “Service restoration is anticipated... Read more of this article

Aug 29: Flushing Water Disruption In St George’s

Aug 29: Flushing Water Disruption In St George’s

Due to the “possibility of Tropical Storm Franklin affecting the island,” a planned temporary disruption in the flushing water supply will commence on Tuesday, August 29, depending on the situation post-storm. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works would like to update residents and stakeholders in St. George’s... Read more of this article

Flushing Water Disruption In St. George’s

Flushing Water Disruption In St. George’s

The Ministry of Public Works is advising “residents and stakeholders in St. George’s that there will be a temporary disruption in the flushing [non-potable] water supply provided by the Water and Sewage Section.” A Government spokesperson said, “This disruption is necessary to facilitate crucial water and wastewater infrastructure... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On East End Water Project

Minister Updates On East End Water Project

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided an overview of the East End Water and Wastewater Infrastructure project, noting that upon completion St. George’s “will see all sewage redirected to Southside where it will be treated via a new wastewater treatment facility and no longer will there be a need to pump it overboard.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Jawonday Smith On Water, Tanks & More

Jawonday Smith On Water, Tanks & More

[Written by Stephen Wright] A local environmentalist has stressed the importance of cleaning household water tanks and addressed the thought that the Bermudian rooftop always sufficiently cleans rainwater for consumption. Jawonday Smith, who addresses the topic in a video he posted on YouTube, graduated from the University of the West of England in... Read more of this article

Water & Wastewater Master Plan Update

Water & Wastewater Master Plan Update

Junior Minister of Public Works Senator Leslie Robinson provided an update on the status of one of the initiatives of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Implementation – the establishment of Regulatory Oversight for the Water Utility Sector today [May 24] in the Senate. The Junior Minister’s full statement follows below: Madam President, outlined... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Water & Wastewater Plan

Minister Updates On Water & Wastewater Plan

Minister of Public Works David Burch provided an update on the status of one of the initiatives of the Water and Wastewater Master Plan Implementation – the establishment of Regulatory Oversight for the Water Utility Sector. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, outlined in the Government’s platform of 2017 were a number of... Read more of this article

Water & Wastewater Consultation Phase II

Water & Wastewater Consultation Phase II

“We have received initial feedback from stakeholders, and now we look forward to getting broader input on the proposed recommendations,” said Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, as the Ministry launches the second phase of consultation over the regulatory structure governing water and wastewater. A Government spokesperson said, “With... Read more of this article

Water Outage Planned For Wednesday

Water Outage Planned For Wednesday

The Ministry of Public Works advised “that BELCO has advised its Water Section of a proposed outage scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its Devon Springs Booster Pump Station.” A spokesperson said, “The outage will allow BELCO to facilitate maintenance work on their electrical equipment at that site. “As... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Water & Wastewater Plan

Minister Updates On Water & Wastewater Plan

“Government believes in protecting our residents by investing in our water and wastewater infrastructure as without this we could not ensure a healthy population nor a healthy environment,” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said in the House of Assembly today [Dec 2] as he provided an update on the Water and Wastewater plan. The... Read more of this article

TCD Closed Today Due To Water Outage

TCD Closed Today Due To Water Outage

The Ministry of Transport Headquarters and the Transport Control Department [TCD] closed their North Street Hamilton offices located in the TCD Building at 1.30 pm today due to a water outage. A Government spokesperson said, “”The issue is being addressed, and the Ministry of Transport apologizes to its customers for any inconvenience caused. Regular... Read more of this article

Water Service Disruptions In Pembroke

Water Service Disruptions In Pembroke

The Ministry of Public Works is reminding Pembroke residents and businesses about the work now underway on the Parson’s Road trunk Government water main. A Government spokesperson said, “The work, expected to last four months, is part of the Ministry’s island-wide upgrades to the Island’s water and sewage infrastructure. The water main in... Read more of this article