Reduction in Surface Flow Due to Current Weather Conditions

ST HELENA WATER SITUATION REMAINS SERIOUS

St Helena's water situation remains serious and, due to current hot weather conditions and lack of substantial rainfall, surface water flow has gradually reduced over the past week.

Consumption rates also remain an issue with the required rate of under 1000 cubic metres of water occurring only on Friday, 15 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) continue to pump from Chubb's Spring and Hutt's Gate as well as from Fisher's Valley and Warren's Gut. They have also begun pump testing from Shark's Valley each day, starting on Thursday, 14 November, yielding a daily abstraction of around 80 cubic metres.

With St Helena nearing the holiday period, and with warm weather patterns and no significant rainfall forecast, it is therefore very important that we all 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

Source: St Helena Government

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