Stored Water Volume Continues to Decrease

The stored water volume across all Island reservoirs has further decreased and is currently at 39.2%. This decrease is primarily due to little surface flows and increased consumption rates.

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.

The recent rainfall experienced has not been enough to drastically 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. 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 St Helena Resilience Forum is also appealing to businesses on the Island to ensure that their water usage is kept 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 Connect immediately.

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

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St Helena Resilience Forum

30 October 2019


St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470