BWSL addresses water pressure problem in Boca Del Rio
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL) is extending the main water line to neighborhoods in the Boca Del Rio area. Work on the streets commenced about a week ago and residents have been experiencing inconsistent water availability.
According to Aaron Locke, BWSL district manager, the new pipe lines that are being installed are necessary to improve water service in the area. Residents of the Boca Del Rio area have often complained of low water pressure. The replacement of the pipe line will aid this problem and provide much needed water pressure to residential homes.
Cherie Chenot-Rose, resident of the area, stated that it was great that the issue of low pressure has been addressed by BWSL, “Water pressure is really bad in this area, sometime there is no water from 8AM to 2PM, and when there is water available, the pressure is really so low that only a trickle of water comes out from the faucet During hours of high water usage, we have no pressure at all, especially since I live on the second floor of my house.” Rose was thankful that the issue was being addressed.
The work that is being done is part of a wider project to improve water service for the island, “We are always striving to better our service to the community and to provide the highest quality of water provisions to the people,” said Locke.
In the meantime, residents are asked to conserve as much water as possible, and to fill water containers to aid households when the water supply has to be turned off in order to complete the repairs. BWSL has all hands on deck, even working through the weekend. It is estimated that it will take two to three weeks to complete the necessary work of the area.