Broken transmission line limits distribution of APUA water to only eight communities today, Wednesday

With students being dismissed early and parents unable to wash their children’s school uniforms, because of the lack of water, only 11 communities across Antigua and Barbuda should be receiving pipe-borne water today, April 27.

Based on the most recent Water Distribution Schedule of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), the eight areas receiving water from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. were Greenbay Hill North, Donovans, Hatton’s high area, Cooks Hill’s high area, Denfields, Side Hill, Nut Grove and Grays Hill. 

Three communities scheduled to receive service from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. are Nonsuch Bay, Brown’s Bay and Newfield.

APUA blames the lack of water distribution to other areas on a broken 20-inch transmission mainline, which is located between the Crabbs Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant and the Parham Booster Station.

“This has temporarily halted production and distribution from this source,” the Authority says.

However, it adds that repairs are expected to be completed by the end of today, Wednesday.