23 July 2019
- Island water storage is at just 26 days
- Daily consumption rises slightly to above 1,100,000 litres
- No significant rainfall is forecast for the next week
- This is an Island-wide issue and until the situation improves we must all restrict our water usage to essential use only
The Island’s water stocks remain dangerously low, with water storage for St Helena down to just 26 days. With no recent substantial rainfall and daily consumption levels rising slightly to just over 1,100,000 litres of water, the Island’s water situation remains serious.
Again, it is not forecast for St Helena to experience any significant rainfall over the next week with predictions at just 0.5mm of rain Island-wide. This in turn means that there will be no surface water run-off going into the Island’s reservoirs.
Harpers Reservoir One has run dry and is currently empty.
To preserve our precious resource it is important that we all continue to cut down our water use to essential use only. Remember we are currently under a hosepipe ban with Connect Saint Helena (CSH) having enforced Island-wide water restrictions on Monday, 24 June 2019.
In the interim, Connect St Helena are continuing to pump from Chubb’s Spring, and are also continuing to pump water from Hutt’s Gate to Red Hill at a rate of 200,000 litres per day. The relining of Levelwood Reservoir is complete with the hope that water will begin to catch here soon.
It is everyone’s responsibility to take great care in using our water and consumers are continually urged to reduce consumption wherever possible. St Helena residents, businesses and people who use water for agricultural purposes are also urged to exercise great care and restraint when using water.
Regular updates on reservoir levels will be issued to the public.
If you see anyone using water irresponsibly or notice a burst pipe or leak then please inform CSH immediately.
Every drop counts, every action counts – Everyone must save every drop of water possible.
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St Helena Resilience Forum
23 July 2019