As of March, a water restriction will be put in place by NAWASA, which would affect personal engagements such as watering one’s lawn, car washes, recreational uses such as filling swimming pools and hosing down pavements.
The move, the water management body says, will be instituted in order to reduce demand and conserve water supply for essential needs.
Communications Supervisor NAWASA Jamila Lewis- Samuel says the ban will come into effect, once cabinet gives the go-ahead for March.
General Manager of NAWASA Christopher Husband will be going to his board of directors, seeking approval for restrictions of water use.
Once the ban is in place, practices like using personal hoses or stand pipes for washing vehicles, farmers using pipe borne water for wetting plants and burning, whether for agricultural or other purposes will be prohibited.
The Communications supervisor says their supplies at the various dams and water catchment systems are way below what is required to cater to the needs of the country, as the dry season rolls on.
Grenada and other parts of the region are experiencing what has been termed “long term drought”, as predicted by the Caribbean drought bulletin produced by the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.
This they say is due to the el-nino climate pattern, which has since taken effect on February 14th.