GM says daily schedule and radio updates inform residents about water supply, while INET defends its rate as ‘competitive’
On Wednesday, October 19, Managers of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) discussed with the Cabinet matters related to the provision of water and Internet service.
According to the Cabinet Notes, the General Manager reported that a water-supply schedule is published daily and that APUA personnel report on the provision of water, on radio, each weekday.
However, despite these assurances, access to running water remains a problem, with some areas reportedly not getting the commodity for weeks.
As recently as Tuesday night, October 18, Tevaughn “Peter Redz” Harriette, the United Progressive Party Candidate for St. Peter, reported that Parham Town had not received pipe-borne water for four days up to that time.
This was confirmed by JTruth, the host of “Community Matters,” to whom Harriette was speaking at the time and who is, himself, a resident of St. Peter.
The INET Manager, meanwhile, is reported to have said that APUA’s fees are competitive, and it would be exceedingly difficult for the Authority to cover its expenses if it lowers the cost of service any further.
“APUA continues to make an investment in broadband services; and, fiber will soon be available in the South of the island, where the conduits are being laid as the roadways are being resurfaced,” the Cabinet Notes say.