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    St. Lucia explores alternative ways to provide water; may import water from Dominica

    Officials from St. Lucia’s water company say they may have to consider deep well drilling as a means of addressing the shortage of water on the island.

    Late last year, the Met office issued a drought watch for the first three months of 2010. As a result, the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has embarked on a water rationing program.

    Residents now have to adjust to the shortage of water and have been asked to conserve this scarce resource.

    Managing Director of WASCO John Joseph stated that the company may be forced to ration up to a third of the water supply.

    He said in the event of considerable strain on WASCO’s water supply, the provision of water will be prioritized with certain public institutions, such as hospitals, given priority.

    During a recent press conference, it was announced that if necessary, the island may even import water from neighboring islands such as Dominica.

    In the meantime, WASCO is seeking alternative ways to provide water to St. Lucian residents.

    Mr. Joseph revealed that the company does not have the equipment to perform deep well drilling, but he said assistance would be sort from US experts.

    He noted that desalination was another option; however, he added that the process would be costly.

    The possibility of deep well drilling was confirmed by Public Utilities Minister Guy Joseph, who stated that within the next few months work is expected to commence on water exploration initiatives.

    The Minister said drilling is the shortest and cheapest option for sourcing water. He added that priority will be given to the south of the island, where water shortage is acute. But he says government remains committed to exploring all available options.

    The drought situation is not unique to St. Lucia. Just recently, classes at the Mona Campus in Jamaica were disrupted due to a water shortage.

    Similar cases have been reported in Guyana and Trinidad.

    STLUCIANEWSONLINE.COM

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    St LUCIa aint helping allyuh ass........

    ......allyuh mus be praying to St LUCIfer.
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