STUCO N.V. introduces water rationing once more

ST. EUSTATIUS–St. Eustatius Utility Company STUCO N.V. has introduced water rationing on the island.

STUCO recently informed the general public that due to the necessary replacement of their storage tank liners, they are forced to ration the water twice per day, between 5:00am to 8:00am, and from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The rationing commenced as of Monday, July 10, and is set to be concluded on Sunday, July 16.

STUCO also made it known that no water will be delivered by truck from July 10 to July 21. The purchasing of water will resume as of Monday, July 24.

STUCO’s Chief Executive Officer Fred Cuvalay said that with this announcement they hoped to mitigate the likely possibility of completely running out of water.

“We trust to have provided an update of the present grave concern with respect to the availability of water,” he said. Also in April, the utility company had to resort to the rationing of water due to shortages.

In June 2015, continuous drought also caused problems with the water supply. At the time the Island Government called upon residents to use water sparingly by washing their car less frequently, taking brief showers and watering their plants only at night.

Source: The Daily Herald