APUA minister Sir Robin Yearwood has explained the reason being Jolly Habour residents not receiving portable water for a number of weeks.
He said that the Ffryes Reverse Osmosis plant has sucked in sand, marine vegetation, and other debris because of the recent rough seas.
Now that the sea has calmed, the storage tanks are being cleaned and the plant is currently producing almost one-half of its maximum capacity, according to Yearwood.
He said the Ffryes plant when at full capacity, produces 625,000 gallons of potable water daily; it provides the villages and the hotels in the south with fresh water.
The APUA has purchased about $100,000 in pipes to extend the suck-up system, so that turbid waters will not adversely affect the operation of the reverse osmosis plant in the future.
APUA says it granted permission to Jolly Harbour to operate its own reverse osmosis plant.
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