Use Water Wisely

The stored water volume across all Island reservoirs is currently at 41%. This slight increase of 1% is due to the reduction in consumption which occurred on 11 and 12 October 2019, where the Island’s consumption rate was less than 1000 cubic metres. The public is commended for their efforts in reducing consumption.

There is still irregular surface flows which mean that very little water is naturally entering the reservoirs and not enough to see the desired effects on our stored water volumes.

Connect Saint Helena (CSH) continues to pump water from Chubb’s Spring and Hutt’s Gate to Red Hill to replenish stocks in this area.

The weather forecast for St Helena over the next few days suggest warm weather with little to no rain showers.

HE Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook appeals to the community to make every effort to keep water consumption to essential use only. Governor Rushbrook said:

“The availability of water is at the heart of our lives. We all know it is in short supply and we all know how it will affect us if we do not have it. I ask everyone to think twice before using water and follow simple water saving measures: stop taps running; report leaks; re-use water for the garden etc and encourage others to use water wisely too.”

The public is reminded that we are currently under an Island-wide hosepipe ban. If you see anyone using water irresponsibly or notice a burst pipe or leak, then please inform Connect immediately.

Every drop counts, every action counts – save water now to be safe later

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St Helena Resilience Forum

15 October 2019

St Helena Government Press Office

Telephone: 22470
Email: liam.yon@sainthelena.gov.sh