Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Water and Sewerage
Release Date:
Friday, 25 June 2021 - 8:30pm

The Zion Hill reservoir is the latest and final reservoir restoration project to be constructed as the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities continue to improve the water distribution network in the Territory.

The ministry in collaboration with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) is also working to re-establish reservoirs at specific locations on Tortola. Works are anticipated to start next week June 28 on the Zion Hill reservoir with the dismantling of the existing structure. When complete, the new reservoir is expected to have a larger water storage capacity and will be more resilient to natural disasters.

The Water and Sewerage Department has made arrangements to tap into other water sources to meet the residents demands during the restoration stage.

Residents are notified that despite these efforts, there may be water interruptions experienced from Towers to Belmont during this period. Persons are asked to stay tuned to media outlets and social media, in particular the Government’s and RDA’s Facebook and Instagram pages and websites for any water disruption advisories.

The Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities and the RDA would like to thank the public in advance for its cooperation and patience as the Government works diligently to improve the water distribution system in the BVI.

 

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Note to Editors: Image - Current Reservoir at Zion Hill

(Photo Credit: Provided)

Author

Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-3058
Email: gherbert@gov.vg