PHILIPSBURG–Utility company GEBE announced in a press release Tuesday that the reverse osmosis (RO) water tank located on Soualiga Boulevard in front of Festival Village will be out of use as of April 16 for a period of 3 weeks.
The closure of this tank is based on the amount of built up traffic in that location as St. Maarten prepares for the upcoming Carnival season. Residents who use the tank on Soualiga Boulevard are advised to make use of the storage tank on McDonald’s parking lot in Dutch Quarter or the one near Abu G Restaurant in Madame Estate.
These tanks will be filled throughout the weeks to ensure that there is enough water for all users. The RO plant was erected on that location by the Dutch to assist with water distribution after Hurricane Irma.
GEBE is in the stage of completing the damaged tanks in the Cay Bay and Pointe Blanche areas to restore normal water distribution to the island.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/75542-temporary-water-tank-out-of-use-as-of-april-16