7 August 2019
- Reservoir levels remain dangerously low at just 31 days
- 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
Daily consumption levels on St Helena remains at just over one million litres of water, but no substantial rainfall means Island water stocks remain dangerously low, with just 31 days of storage water remaining. This marginal increase results from Connect Saint Helena (CSH) continuing to pump from Chubb’s Spring and from Hutt’s Gate to Red Hill.
Despite being late into our winter period it is not forecast for St Helena to experience any significant rainfall over the next week, which means that there will be no surface water run-off going into the Island’s reservoirs.
To preserve our precious resource it is important that we continue to cut down our water use to essential use only. Remember that we are currently under a hosepipe ban after CSH enforced Island-wide water restrictions on Monday, 24 June 2019.
The relining of the Levelwood Reservoir has been completed. The current capacity of stored water in this reservoir is 1551m3 (40% full).
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.
As mentioned previously, it will also be worthwhile for consumers to regularly check their water meters and monitor water usage to ensure there are no leaks in their system.
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
6 August 2019