Stored Volume Down By 2% in One Week

CONSUMPTION MUST DECREASE

St Helena’s current water situation remains serious and has worsened over the past week with the Island’s stored water volume decreasing by 2% in just seven days.

Consumption rates also remain an issue with the required rate of under 1000 cubic metres of water occurring only on Sunday, 10 November, meaning consumption rates were above 1000 cubic metres for six of the seven days in the past week.

If daily consumption rates of above 1000 cubic metres continue and the stored water volume subsequently continues to decrease, further Island-wide water restrictions will be imposed.

Connect Saint Helena (CSH) is continually exploring options to increase stored water levels. A burst pipe at Fishers Valley caused some disruption to pumping for a few hours last week, but the issue was promptly rectified and pumping recommenced.

Despite some light showers on Tuesday morning, 12 November 2019, the Island is still experiencing long dry sunny spells which is forecast to continue. The small amount of rain has had little to no impact on surface flow which remains very low.

With warm weather patterns and no significant rainfall forecast, it is therefore very important that we keep our water consumption to essential use only.

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 CSH immediately.

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

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St Helena Resilience Forum
13 November 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470
Email: kimberley.peters@sainthelena.gov.sh