Residents of Canefield, Roger and Antrim to experience fewer interruptions in their water supply


Residents of Canefield, Roger and Antrim can finally sigh in relief, as the Dominica Water and Sewage Company (DOWASCO) is currently undertaking measures to mitigate interruptions in their water supply.


According to the Coordinator of the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Nathaniel Isaac, DOWASCO has indicated that the company is hoping to complete all the necessary pipe works by the end of this week.


“Currently, they are laying more flexible pipes that will not break as easily as the previous ones that were laid there,” explained Mr. Isaac.


He said that the Company is hoping that this will lessen the interruptions in their water supply.


Isaac pledged the ODM’s commitment to do all in its power to mitigate the possibility of any disaster.


“Again, I want to advise persons that these works are more preliminary and we are expecting to do more detailed works as we aspire to be proactive rather than reactive.”


Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Works; another stakeholder who has a keen interest in the ongoing land movement activities at Antrim, said that they are responding to suggestions made by Dr. Dereck Gay, a Civil Engineer and Professor at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago who was brought into the island to analyze the current land slippage issue.


The Ministry of Public works is presently embarking on a major road rehabilitation and improvement project, dubbed the Airport Road Project, which passes through the affected area and as a result has encountered a number of challenges as the project has been greatly affected by ongoing land movement, there.

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