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Government urges water conservation

The Ministry of Public Works has implemented water conservation measures due to low rainfall.

The amount of rainfall for April was 80 per cent below the average for the month and caused a high demand for water across the island.

“The ministry has implemented conservation measures to allow consistent daily access for water truckers and piped customers while also ensuring that essential customers such as the King Edward Memorial VII Hospital, Cedar Park and Mary Victoria estates, who are solely reliant on the piped water supply, receive water during this time,” a ministry spokeswoman said.

“The ministry would like to remind the public to make all efforts to conserve water at this time.

“We request the public only order water as and when they need it and strongly discourage stockpiling water in their tanks.

“Residents should also monitor tank levels regularly to determine if and when they will require water. This will ensure that water can be ordered and received before running out.”

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Published May 03, 2017 at 4:45 pm (Updated May 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm)

Government urges water conservation

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