St Kitts and Nevis: PM Terrance Drew expresses concern over water crisis in Upper Monkey Hill
St Kitts and Nevis: PM Terrance Drew expresses concern over water crisis in Upper Monkey Hill || image credits: PM Terrance Drew (Facebook)

St Peter, St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis – Dr Terrance Drew, has expressed his deepest concerns regarding the water situation in the area of Upper Monkey Hill in the constituency of St Peters. 

Prime Minister conveyed that the water reservoir is currently under maintenance from Friday, June 2, 2023, while the Government of St Kitts and Nevis is rectifying the origin of the issue.

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According to recent reports, while sharing his concerns and distress regarding the ongoing water issues in the country, Prime Minister Terrance Drew thanked fellow nationals for sheer patience and understanding. He has taken to his official social media handle to share the news with the nation’s residents and affected area, said reports.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Drew acknowledged the seriousness of the water situation and the interrupted water supply in the Upper Monkey Hill area. He added that the locals face the unfortunate challenge imposed on them yet keep themselves together as a community. 

In this regard, he said, “To my Constituents of St Peter’s, and the entire country in general, I wish to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work towards rectifying the water situation.”

In his remarks, the Prime Minister of the Twin Island Federation further added the issue of dry weather that the nation is currently facing. He said that dry weather is adding up to the challenge of the water situation, which the Government is currently rectifying. 

“In addition to the very dry weather we have been experiencing, there was maintenance work conducted on Friday as we continue to address the water issues,” he added.

To tackle the issue of water shortage in the St Peter’s Constituency’s Upper Monkey Hill area, Prime Minister Terrance Drew noted, “I urge you to continue to be mindful and conservative of the water usage.” 

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On the part of the Government, he also added, “We understand the difficulties we have been facing regarding the water situation due to the dry weather, but we continue to work diligently to rectify the situation to provide better access to potable water.”

 Furthermore, the reports have stated that PM Drew inspected the situation and ensured the people about taking control over the situation. He noted, “We are serious about addressing this issue. The company BEAD is already on site in Cayon.” On the other hand, an update was also issued by the Water Service Department of the Caribbean nation, which notified the locals in the affected area about the situation.  

As per the reports, the primary reason outlined by the Water Service Department has been identified as the low water levels in the Stapleton Reservoir. “This is mainly as a result of maintenance work undertaken yesterday Friday as well as the ongoing Lack of Rainfall,” reports added.

Notably, WSD addressed the issue and concluded, “We are doing everything possible to improve the storage level, including trucking water to the tank. We encourage persons at the lower levels to minimize your usage, which would help the level build up faster. We regret any inconvenience caused by this interruption.”

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