Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Drought Mitigation measures extended for two more months

The island’s Drought Mitigation Plan which was “instituted to control demand” to run from June to August, has been extended for a further two months.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Cabinet had agreed to the measure given the drought conditions which were facing the country.

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According to the plan, irrigating or watering of gardens, lawns and grounds; filling or supplying tanks, ponds, baths or swimming pools other than dipping tanks for cattle, domestic baths not exceeding 120 litres in capacity, and elevated reserve tanks, not exceeding 800 litres in capacity and connected to household sewerage or water supply systems, are prohibited.

It is also against regulations to wash roadways, pavements, paths, garages, outrooms or vehicles; and use water for any purpose that, in the opinion of the Authority, requires the use of a considerable or excessive quantity of water. 

Anyone found in breach is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of BB $500 and, in default of payment, imprisonment for one month. 

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