CABINET NOTES: The Cabinet held discussions with the General Manager of APUA by way of telephone on the challenges posed by production and distribution of potable water.
Rough seas have significantly reduced production capability from 11 million gallons daily. Demand however, has remained at approximately 13 million gallons daily.
Consequently, water rationing has become very important in order to ensure that the highly-valued and necessary substance is supplied in an equitable manner during this period of turbid seas.
The General Manager has assured the Cabinet that as the Easter/Spring season approaches, the seas will be calmer and the reverse osmosis plants can function near 100% capacity.
There is also an alternative in the use of super filters that can be attached to the intake pipe to reduce significantly the intake of sand, shells, pebbles and vegetation that severely harm the membranes that separate the salt from the water.
Another desalination plant is scheduled to be constructed near the Village of Bethesda; it will produce 3.5 million gallons daily, thereby meeting and exceeding the current supply and demand for water.
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What you are saying here. We must brace ourselves water ration. We already getting the ration. Every morning I have throw up water. Chupz
So wait this is the modern problem now before they said that we need more reverse osmosis plants, now the water too rough to meet demands. Antigua is a circus!!! How far out in the sea is the intake pipe!? and is there a screen!?. What procedures are being done to rectify this problem? Soo basically 20+ years from now i would still be hearing this problem? Incompetence and poor planning is every where in this country.
Mr. PM you are the finance minister. Antiguans have bend for years supporting this water ration. I think it’s high time all taxes on water pumps and water tank be low to at least 5%. Give the people options that they can have the opportunity to store water instead of depending on government water. Tanks on this island are to expensive so most households don’t have a tank. And also lowering the tax on spouting equipment. This will help ease some of the burden. We the people don’t need to be argumentative. But put forward rational arguments to these leaders. If they choose to ignore us then we take the nest step.
Brace meself more oh God man, me pay every month fu wata me nar get. Now the problem a go get worst. And still water bill go come? Wickedness
You never put in storage system close to the reverse ósmosis plant? Wah mek you foolish so? 2023 a still throwing up water wha coudda cause this lord??
🤣🤣🤣 That’s a good one by Gaston Browne and his government.
Anyone who has followed what I was saying about Antigua’s nationwide water supply system last year, will recall this government’s excuses for not meeting or completing the task at hand – and now another excuse.
Mi haffi laugh … 😂😂😂
I DIDN’T WANT TO TELL YOU I TOLD YOU SO, BUT I TOLD YOU SO!!!
But hey, we voted for more calamity from the ABLP.
Brace yourselves for water rationing. It that a damn joke? We the people have been under water rationing for the past 9 freaking years. Now granny, papa, mama, Mother, daddy, uncles and aunts cannot bathe.What a damn shame.
The populations love of Jet washing has no bearing on this ?
Since our island has water issues, perhaps it would be good for some business savvy nationals to develop a company that helps homes to have a consistent indoor supply of water taking into account the inconsistent supply e.g. installation and cleaning of cisterns and tanks, installation of pumps that allow for cistern/tank water to flow to at least one pipe in the home, installation of high level tanks that allow water to flow down into pipes, due to gravity, OR installation of portable sink and shower systems that are not connected to pipes so that persons can fill them with water and have a more comfortable experience bathing and washing hands when water is off, and installation of large indoor or outdoor laundry sinks that persons can fill up with water and handwash comfortably as needed. Contractors, architects engineers and interior decorators/designers need to begin designing homes bearing in mind that government water might be unavailable sometimes. So, we need a more comfortable way of using water when it is not on. They need to make it more affordable for the average person to have a more self sufficient home.
You are talking so much sense about using, reusing and capturing water @ Novel ideas. However, it does beg the question, how hasn’t any of the current cabinet ministers come forward with similar solutions?
Unless (and here’s the cynic in me) there’s more money to be made in keeping our water system in a drought ridden and precarious state. Hmmm! 🤔
Maybe Gaston really is a genius … an evil genius 😈
Observation: whoever owns all those water trucks is making a hell of a lot of money. I watched the trucks come in and out of Jolly Harbour daily, one after the other. They are finding enough water to sell to the rich who can then afford to power wash every little pit of there property for hours at a time with no regard for the fact THAT WE HAVE A WATER PROBLEM ON THIS ISLAND AND POOR PEOPLE DON’T HAVE WATER 95% OF THE TIME.
THESE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE A FEW MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR THINK THEY ARE HELPING BY GIVING PEOPLE WORK WHILE THEY ARE AWAY. YOU’RE WASTING OUR WATER. FIND SOMETHING ELSE FOR YOUR WORKERS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE AWAY. THESE PART TIME VISITORS NEED TO BE EDUCATED ABOUT THE NEED TO SAVE WATER.
STOP WASTING OUR WATER.
STOP WASTING OUR WATER.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: ARE WE FILLING UP ALL THOSE VERY LARGE CRUISE SHIPS LEAVING NO WATER FOR ST. JOHN’S?
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