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Reservoir repaired and running water returns to First District

Residents in the First Electoral District once again have access to potable piped water now that repairs to the constituency’s reservoir have been completed.

The reservoir, which is located in the vicinity of Capoon’s Bay, had sustained extensive damage during hurricanes Irma and Maria back in 2017.

“I am pleased those residents and businesses in Carrot Bay and surrounding communities were able to recently once again get access to more steady supply of potable water, with the completion of restoration works on the reservoir, that services that area,” stated Premier Andrew Fahie, who is also the Representative for the First District.

Fahie, who was delivering his annual First District report at the time, further said that works are ongoing to further secure the reservoir to make it more resilient to natural disasters. 

“We are working to get the infrastructure fixed across the territory under the Ministry of Transportation Works & Utilities so that they can improve the water distribution,” the Premier added.

Other district issues being reassessed

Premier Fahie also reassured residents of his district that measures are being taken to rectify some of the other issues being faced in the community.

“The issues of flooding and drainage in the area known as ‘The Bottom’ that has been ignored for the last few years will be addressed. The plans that were ignored for the past few years will be reassessed and a way forward will be determined.”

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  1. vip heckler says:

    Charity begins at home so he took care of his district needs first

  2. Diaspora says:

    First, all residents should be excited that a high quality and reliable flow of potable water has returned to D-1. However, this should be the standard all across the Virgin Islands in this the second decade of the 21st Century. Yes, monster hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the territory to the estimated tune of $3.6B. But this was in 2017. True, the damages left government and territory with a large bucket list of things to do and everything cannot be done at once.

    Nonetheless, the potential for disaster is no secret, for the VI is highly vulnerable to hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding……etc; it is disaster prone. Thus, government should have had and should have a disaster response and recovery plan in place. The plan should be prioritized and water supply should be TOP on the list.

    Tourism is 1/2 of the economic twin pillars and a slow as molasses recovery to disaster hurt the reputation of the industry. To protect tourism and other sectors, the territory needs a robust disaster mitigation plan, along with a response and recovery plan.

  3. Clap, clap, clap - APPLAUSE says:

    WOW! Look things that finally getting done in this country! People cover your Premier with prayers.

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  4. Tallgirl says:

    Please Premier, Johnson Ghut is next.

  5. Too good to be true! says:

    Constant flow of running water to D1? Sounds good, doesn’t it? You better catch water to bathe, flush, was dishes, early!

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