During the previous week we’ve had some short but heavy showers of rain on St Helena. Whilst any rainfall is welcome, it is not enough to see the desired effects in our water catchments or to take the pressure off the drought that we are currently experiencing. As we approach the end of winter, with no significant rainfall forecast, it is essential that we continue to monitor and conserve as much water as possible.
Our stored water is now at 32% compared to this period last year when our stored water was at 98.6% (see photos of Harpers one in July 2018 and Harpers one today, 13 August 2019).
The Island’s water stocks remain very low. The current stored water level is 34 days and the daily consumption levels remains at over one million litres.
Connect Saint Helena Ltd (CSH) are continuing to pump water from Chubb’s Spring and Hutt’s Gate to Red Hill.
To preserve our precious resource, it is important that we all continue to cut down our water usage to essential use only. Remember we are currently under an Island-wide hosepipe ban which CSH enforced on Monday, 24 June 2019.
If you see anyone using water irresponsibly or notice a burst pipe or leak, then please inform CSH immediately.
Every drop counts, every action counts – everyone must save every drop of water possible.
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St Helena Resilience Forum
13 August 2019