Power back but water off

| 20/08/2008

Following yet another power outage yesterday across the Eastern Districts, West Bay, South Sound, Smith Road, Industrial Park and other parts of the island, East Enders and several Water Authority customer in George Town woke up to dry taps this morning, 20 August.

A broken water main near Bodden Town Police Station has cut off supplies to the east, which are not expected to return until noon today. Meanwhile another broken water main at the junction of North Sound Road and Dorcy Drive has caused a loss of pressure and in some cases water supply to many George Town customers. According to the Water Authority website it will take around 6 hours to repair.

CUC have yet to explain fully about yesterday’s outage, but the company issued a statement saying the problem had been isolated and power returned late afternoon of 19 August. The statement also said that CUC expressed its appreciation for the patience of its customers during the service interruption and apologized for any inconvenience caused.

The loss of power was the third major outage in less than a week which has given rise to significant concern in the community.


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