Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Water and Sewerage
Release Date:
Friday, 11 October 2019 - 4:56pm

Residents and businesses in Carrot Bay and the surrounding communities can once again enjoy a steady supply of potable water with the completion of restoration works on the reservoir that services that area.

The water plant in the vicinity of Cappoons Bay sustained extensive damages during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.  Work has been on-going since then to repair and secure the plant in the event of a similar natural disaster.

Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer said he was satisfied with the completion of the restoration works and expressed his gratitude to the community for their patience.

“I commend all persons involved in the works of the Cappoons Bay Plant, and further thank you for your services.  I also wish to thank the people of the Carrot Bay community for their patience during these long months without a steady water supply.  I am elated that we have been able to complete these works to alleviate the inconvenience that you have been enduring,” Minister Rymer said.

Meanwhile, Director of the Water and Sewerage Department Mrs. Perline Scatliffe-Leonard said, “I am happy to see an end result of this project.  I am advising the residents that in order to build water levels during the day, water supply will be closed off at night from 9:30 p.m.”

The Water and Sewerage Department is a customer-oriented Government department that facilitates a quality and affordable potable water supply and environmentally sound sewage disposal to all residents of the Virgin Islands at affordable rates.

Residents of the Virgin Islands are also reminded to report any water spills and burst pipes to our 24 hour hot line at telephone number 284-499-0500 or 284-499-2924.

Author

Berta McKelly Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2740
Email:   bmckelly@gov.vg