Nevis Adds Water Storage To Combat Drought

New 250,000 Gallon Water Tank In Nevis

New 250,000 Gallon Water Tank In Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration has taken proactive steps to ensure that Nevis residents have access to an adequate supply of potable water. On March 13, 2023, a new 250,000-gallon water tank was commissioned in the Zetlands area, which will serve the Market Shop area all the way down to Morning Star Estate.

The Minister responsible for Water Services on Nevis, Hon. Spencer Brand, stated that the commissioning of the new glass-fused-to-steel reservoir demonstrates the Administration’s commitment to ensuring sustainable development of the island. He added that the Nevis Water Department‘s mandate is to produce water for Nevis residents 24/7/365 and that the new tank is a significant step towards achieving that goal.

Hon. Eric Evelyn, the Deputy Premier and parliamentary representative for St. George, expressed pride in the Administration’s commitment to providing every household and business on the island with access to high-quality water. He noted that the new tank is the second of its kind in his constituency, with the first being in the Stoney Hill area.

The ceremony was attended by various officials, including the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Water Services, the Water Resources Manager, the Water Department Manager, the Head of Production at Water Services, and the Manager of Precision Construction, the company contracted to build the facility.

The new reservoir replaces an older 160,000-gallon fiberglass tank (#ad) that leaked water. Minister Brand assured that the Administration would continue to expand the island’s water storage capacity to meet the increasing demand for this critical resource.

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