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Electricity in most areas; water may return today

Premier Smith. File photo

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said electricity has been restored to most areas of the territory and water supply is expected to return to normal today, August 10.

He made the disclosure last evening after torrential rainfall four days ago resulted in widespread disruption to utilities.

In relation to water supply, Premier Smith stated that the government-owned Water and Sewerage Department is still assessing the network.

“As for now, the water distribution continues to be monitored closely. This will ensure that compromised areas of the network are remedied, thereby allowing only potable water to be distributed to our customers. This is important to ensure clean and safe reliable supply.”

“Restoration work is already at an advanced stage, and the water supply is expected to be back to normal by [today],” added Premier Smith.

He further stated that, in relation to electricity, fallen poles have been posing a challenge to persons employed to the

BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC).

“Power has been restored to most areas throughout the territory. BVI Electricity Corporation crews continue to work assiduously to ensure that the power is restored to the entire territory as soon as possible.”

“Access to areas where poles have fallen is the main area now to be addressed. As soon as the BVIEC teams can take care of these fallen poles, power will be restored to those affected areas,” Premier Smith further said.

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  1. Trey Sancho says:

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    Real Ting Buddy!

    I think ayo goin reflect now. Your circle alone was eating and not spreading the wealth. Now many are in need.

    The lip surface ayo gave we not goin work no more daddy.

    We getting rid of ayo once and for good.

  2. Hogface says:

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    LOL people can’t even bathe all week and he want them to go to work….this guy is something else

  3. Albion says:

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    We need to take a good hard look at our infrastructure – water, power, telecoms. We live in a hurricane belt, yet we build our infrastructure in such a way that every time any kind of material weather comes people have to live without water and power for extended periods in unsanitary conditions.

    It is not like this is a rare event. It seems like at least once or twice a year this happens. We need to start building proper infrastructure that can withstanding the weather you expect to get in an active hurricane belt.

  4. Not2Sure says:

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    This will be a test of our character as a community and as a nation.

    My hope is that we will see is people coming together, supporting each other, and being strong in the face of adversity.

    My great fear is that we will see is bickering, squabbling, and people trying to cast blame rather than help with the problem at hand.

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