The people of the South and West will be patient. From this Monday, October 14 they will not be supplied with water once a day for six hours. This because the two main sources of the CWA which supply water in these areas have suddenly dried up dramatically.
Among the affected villages: Coteaux-Raffin, The Tamarin, Case Noyale, Ilot Fortier, Grind Gambier, Dilo Puri and Le Morne, among others. These places will be supplied with water between 15 hours and 21 hours only. According Bhishek Narain, head of communications of the CWA, this time period was chosen in consultation with the inhabitants of the regions concerned.
Due to deficit rainfall, " the Wood-Black River is completely dry , "says Narain Bhishek, explaining that this source" no longer bring anything . " As the drilling of Yemen, which normally founit 4000 m3 of water per day, production has suddenly dropped 35%.
In an attempt to partially address the situation, the CWA and the Water Resources Unit are working on several projects to boost water supply. Among the construction of the dam Arnaud, which is making great strides. Once ready, it will provide 1 million m3 of water more per year at Mare aux Vacoas. This should alleviate the problem of lack of water in the central plateau region.