4 October 2019
St Helena’s water consumption levels continue to rise. On 29 September 2019, water consumption levels rose to 1227 cubic metres. This consumption rate cannot continue if we are to maintain safe water levels.
Chief Executive Officer of Connect Saint Helena Ltd, Barry Hubbard, is appealing to the public to reduce their water usage:
“As winter draws to a close the chance of any substantial rain becomes less so we need to preserve the raw water stocks that we have. The recent restraint of consumers has been very helpful in stabilising the stock levels but normal summer consumption is 40% greater than these levels. If and when the sun starts shining we revert to normal use, we will very quickly exhaust our reserves. This is not a problem that can be solved solely by Connect, we all have a part to play which is why I thank everyone for their contribution so far and urge all water consumers to continue to use water wisely.”
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.
Connect Saint Helena continues to pump water from Chubb’s Spring and Hutt’s Gate to Red Hill to replenish stocks in this area.
Every drop counts, every action counts – save water now to be safe later
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St Helena Resilience Forum
4 October 2019