RESERVOIR LEVELS DOWN
Despite recent rain showers, St Helena’s reservoir levels have further decreased and are now below 11% of total storage capacity. Until the reservoirs reach at least 50% full, St Helena remains in a critical situation.
As we face the summer months with evident warmer temperatures it is likely that we will not get enough rain to alleviate our critical water shortage. Until we can balance what is going into the system with what is being used, it is important that we all continue our efforts to reduce our water use.
Every drop saved now contributes towards conserving our Island’s water reserves a little further.
We are currently experiencing a daily shortfall of 100-200 cubic metres of water a day (equivalent to almost a third of what the Jamestown Swimming Pool holds). Therefore, please encourage friends, family, visitors and neighbours to exercise great care and restraint when using water. Every drop counts, every action counts – please do your bit.
The Island-wide legal restrictions are still in force. In addition to these legal restrictions, please continue to do all of the little extra things that you have been doing to save every drop – such as recycling water, flushing the toilet less frequently, using less water to wash up etc. The little things all add up to make a big difference.
These legal restrictions do not apply to ‘Grey’ or recycled water. Water that you collect from your roof into a water butt or recycled washing water may be used for any purpose.
St Helena Resilience Forum
10 January 2017