St Kitts: PM Terrance Drew thanks Upper Monkey Hill residents for patience amid water crisis

St Kitts: PM Terrance Drew thanks Upper Monkey Hill residents for patience amid water crisis

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of the twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis – Dr Terrance Drew expressed gratitude towards the residents and citizens of Upper Monkey Hill of the St Peter’s Constituency for dealing with the water interruption in the area with patience.

PM Drew outlined that the Water Authority of St Kitts and Nevis has been working to improve and rectify the water condition in the Federation.

“To my Constituents of St Peter’s, and the entire country in general, I wish to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work towards rectifying the water situation,” Prime Minister stated through his official social media handle.

He further stated that in addition to the very dry weather the government has been experiencing, there was maintenance work conducted on Friday as the authorities continued to address the water issues.

Furthermore, he asked the general public of St Peter’s to focus on water conservation as dry weather will also bring water-related difficulties.

Prime Minister Drew was quoted saying, “I urge you to continue to be mindful and conservative of the water usage. We understand the difficulties we have been facing regarding the water situation due to the dry weather, but we continue to work diligently to rectify the situation to provide better access to potable water.”

“We are serious about addressing this issue. The company BEAD is already on site in Cayon,” he added.

This update was also shared by the Water Service Department of St Kitts and Nevis. The Department has expressed that the reason behind this interruption is less water availability in Stapleton Reservoir, the main water source of the area.

While informing the general public about the possible reason, the Water Department noted,” The Water Services Department wishes to notify consumers at Upper Monkey Hill that their service has been interrupted due to extremely low levels in the Stapleton Reservoir. This is mainly as a result of maintenance work undertaken yesterday Friday as well as the ongoing Lack of Rainfall.”

It further stated that the team has been doing everything possible to improve the storage level, including trucking water into the tank. Additionally, the Department encouraged persons at the lower levels to minimize their usage as this would help the level to build up faster.

In conclusion, it apologized for the inconvenience faced by the public of the constituency and also expressed gratitude for their patience and support. “We regret any inconvenience caused by this interruption,” it stated.