APUA Restores Water to the Eastern Portion of the Island

APUA Restores Water to the Eastern Portion of the Island


Water has been restored to a number of homes in the Eastern section of the island.

On Tuesday, APUA said the repairs to the fiberglass conduit at the reverse osmosis plant in Crabbs had been completed and water distribution has resumed.

The utility company says however that full restoration of water service is a gradual process, and so distribution has not yet been normalized to the affected areas.

And while this may be good news for those residents, the redistribution of water has caused burst pipes and major service leaks which have caused a delay in water distribution from Whenner Road through to the service station near the Antigua State College and Maryground in Parham.

Last week a broken main in APUA’s water supply chain which connects the reverse osmosis plant in Crabbs to the booster station in Parham caused a number of residents to be without water.

The repairs were said to be extensive and had exceeded the original deadline for restoration.

Meanwhile, the company says they are working on a breakage in the telecommunications underground cables in New Winthropes.

This has affected voice and data services in New Winthropes, Barnes Hill, Cedar Valley and the surrounding areas.

Assessment of damages is currently being carried out but a time frame for the restoration of service has not yet been provided