No Increase In Stored Water Volumes

Over the past week there has been no significant increase in stored water volumes, which remain at 39%. The recent rainfall experienced has not been enough to increase reservoir levels. The ground is still dry which means that the majority of rain water is being absorbed, leaving little surface water to enter the reservoirs. At least two weeks of continuous rainfall is needed to reach safe stored water levels.

Yesterday the mid-week flights commenced, and with visitor numbers expected to increase leading up to the festive season, it is essential that everyone keeps their consumption to essential use only.

Connect Saint Helena is continually pumping from Chubb’s Spring and Hutt’s Gate as well as from Fisher’s Valley and Warren’s Gut.

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.

#StHelena #WaterShortage #EveryDropCounts

St Helena Resilience Forum

4 December 2019

St Helena Government Press Office

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