With no water on the compound, Antigua Girls High School forced to dismiss students early on Thursday

Another government secondary school – the second in two days –

has been forced to dismiss students early due to the lack of pipe-borne water.

The Antigua Girls High School (AGHS) followed the Antigua Grammar School, which, on Wednesday morning, sent home students because of the water situation.

Today, April 28, a notice went out to AGHS parents, advising that they could pick up their children, since the school was being closed early.

A source tells our News Department that classes were cut short sometime after midday, ahead of the usual 1:30 p.m. dismissal.  However, it is expected that classes will resume on Friday, April 29, as usual.

Meanwhile, reports say the Antigua Grammar School received water on Thursday.

A Rural North parent tells our News Room that she is fed up with the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) and its water schedule.

She says the schedule put out by the Authority on April 27 – which indicated that her community would receive water from 1 to 6 p.m. – did not materialize in a timely manner.  Up until after 3 p.m., she says, there was no pipe-borne water in the area.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the APUA issued a statement admitting that its Water Distribution Schedule has been less than adequate and apologizing to customers.