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Water outage hits New Providence

Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson on Saturday night reported a failure in the company’s transmission system, which resulted in a shutdown of the system.

“The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise our customers in northern, central, southern and eastern New Providence that we have experienced a failure on our transmission system, just east of the Town Center Mall,” Gibson said in a Facebook post.

“To [begin] this repair, the corporation will execute a controlled shutdown of our system starting at 11 p.m. tonight Saturday, 27th April, which will result in some customers experiencing low pressure or no water after that time.

“Our team will endeavor to minimize the repair time.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

In a follow-up post, Gibson said the repairs were completed about three hours later.

“The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise our customers in northern, central, southern and eastern New Providence that the leak was repaired sometime after 2:30 a.m. this morning,” Gibson said.

“All repairs are completed and the system was fully re-pressurized (now online from the hydro tower).”

Earlier this month, there was a compromise in the company’s system on New Providence. Gibson said he believed that that incident was caused by sabotage by members of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU), a charge denied by the union.

Asked yesterday about this incident, he declined to comment.

Laurent Rolle

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Laurent started at The Nassau Guardian in May 2018 as a paginator. He transitioned to reporting in February 2019. Laurent has covered multiple crime stories. He is the author of “Yello”, which was published in February 2019.
Education: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 3rd Year

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