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 Notices and Announcement

 2/7/19-

 

 

Gibson stresses award of water contracts above board

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) had no say in determining the winning bid for three contracts recently awarded for water supply projects on the Family Islands, Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson said yesterday.Gibson’s comments were in response to Gregory Miller, president of Apex Underground Utilities and Construction Co. Ltd., who recently expressed disappointment after his company was unsuccessful in securing the contracts.

 

During a pressconference at WSC’s headquarters on University Drive, Gibson said the procurement process, which follows the bid submission, was almost entirely handled by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), which had awarded the loan that will fund the projects.

“In short, WSC does not evaluate tenders,” Gibson said.“This is done outside of The Bahamas.”He added, “After the bid opening, a third-party independent assessor collects the bids to conduct the evaluation. For the CDB project, Noel Whyte & Associates Ltd. (NOWAL) are the contracted engineering services consultants. One of the primary responsibilities of the ESC (engineering service consultants) is to prepare bid evaluation reports relating to tenders for the various work components.

“NOWAL is an engineering firm based in Jamaica. Representatives from NOWAL ensure that evaluations, contracts and site works are undertaken to the client’s specifications and in accordance with industry best practices.”

 

On Thursday, The Nassau Guardian reported that Bahamas Hot Mix was awarded the contracts despite not having the lowest bid.

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister explained that the decision to award the contracts was the result of the disqualification of the other companies that submitted bids because of their failure to meet the requirements of the CDB.

Bahamas Hot Mix was awarded the contract for the projects on Crooked Island and Long Island.

Cabinet minister Brent Symonette’s children’s trust is a shareholder in Bahamas Hot Mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WSC joined other Marathon Mall Merchants during the sidewalk sale on Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th to promote its We're Going Digital Campaign. Customers who sign up for E-billing, download the mobile app or register to pay online would be entered into a grand prize drawing to be held on September 5, 2019 to win up to  $800 off there water bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/7/19

 

Water and Sewerage Corporation

Contract Signing Ceremony

June 26, 2019

Long Island Lots 3 & 4

 

Adrian Gibson, MP

Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation

 

 

Good Afternoon ladies and gentlemen:

I am pleased to have you here at this contract signing this morning.

 

I would like to recognize the Minister of Public Works Hon. Desmond Bannister, MP;  members of the Local Government, Island Administrator Mrs. Desiree Ferguson, Chief Councilor Mr. Ian Knowles and Council Members; Water and Sewerage Corporation Board of Director present Mr. Bennett Minnis; Executive Management of the Water and Sewerage Corporation including Mr. Elwood Donaldson, General Manager, Mr. Robert Deal, DGM New Providence Operations and Engineering & Planning and Mr. Cyprian Gibson, AGM Family Island Division.

 

CDB LONG ISLAND LOTS 3&4 Project

The Water and Sewerage Corporation is presently executing a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Water Supply Improvement Project funded by a $28.33 million loan from the Bank and $13.3 million in counterpart funding from the Government of The Bahamas.  This Project includes two (2) projects in New Providence and projects on six (6) different Family Islands including Long Island. Works are complete on San Salvador and we are approaching substantial completion on South Andros. Works have also been completed in Pinewood Gardens Phase B and Coral Lakes/Boatswain Hill on New Providence.

 

The proposed works on Long Island will be undertaken as two (2) lots as follows:

Lot 3:

1.    Approximately 22,000 feet of 4-inch PVC pipe

2.    Approximately 5,500 feet of 2-inch PVC pipe

3.    80 water service connections

The areas to be supplied with potable water for the first time by this Government include Millerton, Bunches, Deals, Scrub Hill, Simms and Doctors Creek Settlements.

 

Lot 4:

1.    Approximately 15,000 feet of 4-inch PVC pipe

2.    Approximately 25,000 feet of 2-inch PVC pipe

3.    100 water service connections

The areas to be supplied with potable water for the first time by this Government includes Doctors Creek, Bains, Morris’s and Wemyss Settlements

It should be noted that both these areas/lots will be fed via the existing reverse osmosis (RO) plant in Simms.

 

I have been advised that the completion of works should not exceed sixteen (16) months.

 

The value of this phase of works sums $4,092,720.03 (four million, ninety-two thousand, seven hundred and twenty dollars and three cents).

 

Ladies and Gentlemen we all know that we live in a hurricane zone and so the engineers have taken care to design the proposed water systems, so that they are robust to climate variability and climate change. They have identified potential climate change impacts along with the appropriate adaptation measures. For example, all of the pipelines that are laid along roadways which are adjacent to the sea will be laid at a depth of four feet, rather than the standard three feet and will be installed on the opposite side of the roadway from where the sea is. In fact, detailed studies have been conducted to identify all of the areas that would be underwater if a storm of high intensity hits Long Island. In all of these areas, the pipe will be laid at a depth of four feet.

 

I am indeed excited to be here today as the Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation and even more elated as your Member of Parliament to present this project of extending the potable water distribution system.  

 

We recognize that we have not yet covered all of Long Island in this initial project but this Government is committed to providing the entire island with a potable water system so we intend to expand the system as far and as fast as the budget will allow, whether under this project or through WSC in-house works.

 

To highlight the ongoing works in Long Island in Lots 1 & 2, works are steadily and successfully progressing, with Lot 2 (Stevens Settlement south to Clarence Town Settlement) nearing substantial completion and works in Lot 1 (Gray’s Settlement north to Slat Pond) are well underway. Overall progress as of May 31, 2019 indicates that the project is approximately 64% complete with a tentative completion date of October 2019. We commend BHM Co. Ltd for the work that they have done to date in these areas and anticipate an equally stellar performance in Long Island Lots 3 & 4. Similarly, we recognize N.O. Whyte & Associates Ltd. of Jamaica for their exemplary oversight as the Engineering Services Consultants of these CDB projects and for ensuring that the works are executed to the highest possible standard.

 

I again thank the Hon. Prime Minister for his unwavering support for the Corporation.

 

I also wish to publically thank the Caribbean Development Bank for its continued support of projects in The Bahamas and in particular at the Water and Sewerage Corporation.

 

I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Silas Turnquest, Mrs. Melissa Cartwright and the entire team on the ground here in Long Island and all of the hardworking staff members in the Family Island Department who have worked tirelessly to maintain the Corporation’s existing systems on Long Island.

 

I wish to thank our Engineers and technicians in the Project Management Unit like Mr. Leslie Hutchinson, Ms. Ayla Isaacs, Mr. Aston Symonette, Mr. Jerry Storr, Mr. Brister Dean, Mr. Bernard McPhee and Mr. Hugo Andrews who are our rising stars for the future along with Mr. Vincent McDonald who has prepared all of the designs. Also, a thank you to the Engineers of N.O. Whyte and Associates for their technical assistance in reviewing and approving the designs and their overall project management.

 

I wish to commend all of the staff members of the Corporation who are the most dedicated and hardworking workers in all of The Bahamas.   

 

I wish to assure residents throughout all of the Family Islands that the Government will do everything in its power to ensure a safe and reliable water supply to residents. This Government is keenly aware of the needs in the various Family Islands and we are currently formulating plans to address them. Just last week we signed a contract for works to be undertaken in Crooked Island and in the very near future, we will announce the start of the tendering process for Cat Island.

 

Finally, I wish to thank members of the press for coming today and helping to spread the good news of this infrastructural development on Long Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 27/6/19-

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises businesses in the vicinity of Queen's Street including the US Embassy that the Corporation will be carrying out emergency excavation works to facilitate a  service replacement on Queen's Street on Friday, June 28, 2019 beginning at  9am for about four hours,  which is not anticipated to prohibit access to the US Embassy.   The Corporation thanks the surrounding businesses and the general public for their patience for the duration of the works.

 

 

 



WSC Plans Potable Water Improvements for Cat Island

By Stirling Strachan

CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas -- Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation and Member of Parliament for Long Island, Adrian Gibson, and a team of engineers of the corporation visited Cat Island on Thursday, May 30, 2019 to get a better grasp of the work the corporation proposes to do in order to bring potable water to the island. 

Mr. Gibson said as soon as a few glitches have been cleared up and bids go to tender, a suitable company will be chosen to start work in Cat Island.  

To the residents of Cat Island, Mr. Gibson wished to assure them that, "your cries have been heard." 

Mr. Gibson and the engineers determined that 18 miles of pipe would have to be run -- covering Arthur's Town in the north to New Bight; and from New Bight to Old Bight in the south.  Mr. Gibson and the engineering team determined that New Bight would be the ideal location for the new pumping station.

At Arthur's Town, Mr. Gibson, pictured in the photo at right discusses drafted engineering plans with Cat Island District Family Island Administrator Neil Campbell (centre) and Chief Councilor/Cat Island District and Caribbean Development Bank Engineer Ayla Isaacs.

Photos also show exploration of the new pumping station site at New Bight; and the water pumping plant in the settlement of Dean's, Cat Island.  (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/6/19-

 



The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North Andros advises customers that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply beginning Tuesday, June 4th and for the reminder of the week on all overdue accounts.  Customers are urged to make their accounts current in order to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.

 

 

 

21/6/19-

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Black Point, Staniel Cay, and Farmers Cay that new bills for the period ending June 1, 2019 are available and can be collected at the Corporation’s Office in Black Point or from their local representative in Staniel Cay and Farmers Cay.
 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma advise it customers in Black Point, Staniel Cay and Farmers Cay that disconnection for all outstanding Accounts will begin on JUNE 25th  2019 and continue throughout the month.  Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are urged to bring their accounts up to date to avoid disconnection of their water supply without further notice.

8/5/19-

 

 

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER’S REMARKS

7th ANNUAL NATIONAL ESSAY/VIDEO AWARD COMPETITION CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Salutations

A Pleasant Good Afternoon to each of you.

 

May has been proclaimed National Water Month by our Prime Minster, Dr. The Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis.   The Corporation has celebrated National Water Month during May for the last 24 years.  What started in 1995 as a week’s celebration – the vision of our former General Manager – Mr. E. George Moss has grown into a month of activities allowing us to more fully incorporate the Family Islands.  National Water Month is a time set aside to remind the public about the importance of water as a precious natural resource that should not be taken lightly. 

 

 

One way the Corporation has chosen to continue to bring focus to the importance of water in sustaining life is through hosting the National Essay and Video Competition for the past 7 years.  This year, students were given the topic:  No Water, No Life.  

 

While the prizes are great and the scholarship awards are even better, what’s important is that students take the opportunity to research and to prepare essays and videos creatively communicating their perspective with respect to the given topic which enhances their learning experience.  We here at the Corporation are extremely proud of the quality and content of the submissions this year.  I also take this opportunity to encourage both students and teachers across the country to include our Essay/Video Competition on your Academic Calendars to ensure your students are ready to participate once the letters are sent to your school.

 

We are most proud of the fact that we are aiding in the education of our nation’s youth, through the granting of a scholarship to assist with higher learning, and we are proud of the fact that many of these students go on to become productive members of society. 

 

 

I wish to thank all participants and to congratulate the winners, and to encourage you to continue to excel and become top achievers.   I also wish to thank your parents and teachers who assisted and supported you in this regard.  The Corporation is pleased to add you to its list of winners, and you should note that not only will you receive the awards that you will be given today, but the recognition continues all year long on our website, our social media pages and billboards - that’s how serious we take this initiative.   

 

 

I encourage you who are present and those winners in the Family Islands, as you receive your awards, to remember that it does not end today.  Your achievements will be used to promote this initiative and to encourage other students to enter our competition next year so that they too will be inspired to try to achieve what you’ve accomplished. 

 

On behalf of our Executive Chairman, our Board of Directors, our General Manager, Management and Staff of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, I extend my congratulations to each of you.

Good Afternoon and thank you.

 

 

 

We Going Digital, Lets All Go Together Campaign Continues as WSC Partnered with BAF Insurance on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at their Customer Appreciation, Fun Day & Raffle.  Customers signed up for Enotfication (E-Billing) to receive their billing statements via email and won prizes for doing so by playing Hoop La.  See you at our next Community Outreach.



 

7/5/19-

The Water and Sewerage Corporation extends its sincere apology to its customers in Harbour Island for inconveniences caused with respect to the water supply particularly as regard to the upgrade to the infrastructure on Nesbit Street, Derek Street and the Narrows access road.  Please note,  the Corporation anticipates completion of these improvement works by Friday, May 17, 2019. The Corporation appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.



 

 

 

 

 

25/4/19-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Long Island advises customers from Greys to Turtle Cove that due to problems with the reverse osmosis plant, customers will experience no water from 5am to 10am mornings and from 5pm to 10pm evenings until further notice.  The Corporation apologizes for the inconvenience caused and assures customers that it is working to resolve the issues in the shortest possible time.

 

 

11/4/19-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Mayaguana advises customers that the Corporation will commence a collection and disconnection exercise beginning Monday, April 15, 2019 through Friday, April 19, 2019 on all outstanding or overdue accounts and financial Agreements that have not been honored.  Customers are advised to bring their accounts up-to-date to avoid the disconnection of their supply without further notice.

9/4/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WSC IS GOING DIGITAL

Digitalization of Service Offerings is Imminent

   

Nassau, Bahamas WSC is going digital - A move to a more efficient Organization.  That means a new approach to its normal way of doing business for staff and customers alike. 

In February, the Corporation established a Digitization and Digitalization Project Team, comprised of and led by staff of the corporation to spearhead the move to a fully digital organization.  The digitization and digitalization of the Corporation involves the review of all WSC business processes and systems with an aim to eliminate the manual, paper-driven processes, and convert them to digital ones.  The expected outcome is an improvement in operational efficiencies and a platform that allows WSC’s customers and suppliers to interact more easily with the organization.

Ease of Doing Business with WSC

WSC currently has available to customers several offerings that enhance the customer experience, these include a Customer Portal which includes Online Account Review & Bill Payment, automatic receipt of bills via the E-notification system, the IVR (Pay by Phone), website upgrade (including E-Forms), and the Corporation’s mobile app, wscMobile, which was first launched in October of 2016.

 

wscMobile is available for download now at the Google Play and Apple stores, there is also a version for Windows users; Check the app page www.wscmobile.me.  From their smartphone, customers can view or pay their bills or submit a complaint, which is immediately posted to WSC’s complaint handling system and processed by staff for execution. The app is functional in all the islands where the Corporation provides service.

 

By May 1st WSC hopes to launch its procurement portal, which will allow suppliers to manage their vendor accounts and have access to a digital, transparent bidding and procurement.   WSC also intends to revamp its current website, re-engineer the new connection application process, and allow for customers to submit new connection, change of ownership and tenancy requests fully online.    The month the Corporation will also be implementing a new telephone system; customers should see an improvement in terms of access to the relevant areas.

 

Operational Efficiencies

The Digitalization of WSC will result in greater efficiencies as regard to its internal processes and procedures.  This involves the review of how each department across the organization functions, determining what processes can be improved or deemed obsolete through the creation of more efficient work flows.    A number of solutions have already been identified and efforts are underway to implement them.

·        During the next few weeks, the Corporation is looking to convert the majority of its paper driven processes to digital ones, by moving them online and incorporating the use of digital signatures. 

·        On March 27th, 2019 the Corporation signed an agreement to adopt a Human Resource Information System (HRIS), which will handle time and attendance, leave, training and performance processes.  The HRIS system will also automate the payroll process, which is currently an onerous one at WSC.  

·        The organization is also working on providing dashboards of departmental and the organization’s key performance indicators (KPIs) so that staff and managers can make informed decisions faster. 

·        WSC is also looking to improve communications with its employees through the use of digital signage.  

·        WSC continues to equip its field staff with the ability to open and close work orders in the field, so that work requests can be processed in real-time. 

·        Additional planned initiatives include inventory barcoding, an upgraded email system, and an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).

All of these initiatives are aimed at improving operational efficiencies and productivity at WSC!

The Corporation continues to make improvements to its operations as it strives to be competitive not just locally but globally as well.  The digitization and digitalization initiatives of the Corporation are in keeping with the government’s recent announcement of its push to digitalize the public sector! 

 

 

WSC is going Digital.  As part of the launch of its going digital campaign, some aspects of the Digitalization Project were promoted at the Bahamas Red Cross Fair held on April 6th and April 7, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/3/19-

 

 

Dear Water Professional,
 
22 March 2019 is the UN’s World Water Day and the theme this year is "leaving no one behind" – ensuring that all peoples have access to safe water.
 
Sustainable Development Goal 6 says it clearly: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water, in particular marginalised groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others. Marginalised groups are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, when they try to access and manage water. Find in this newsletter information about events and webinars where we bring water professionals together to join efforts and inspire change!

Your IWA  team

 


 

 

21/3/19-

 

 

 

 

20/3/19-

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, customers and the residents of Peardale Road that the Corporation will commence improvement work on March 21st, 2019 for a period of thirty five(35)  working days.  During this period there may be an interruption in water supply, road closure and detour around the work area. Motorists are asked to avoid this area between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service. 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Long Island advises customers that disconnection of water supply will be carried out on all overdue accounts beginning Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  Customers are advised to make their accounts current or risk the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.

 

19/3/19-

 

Bid Opening for CDB Water supply project for Long Island and Crooked Island.

 
 
At 4 p.m. today, the tender closed for Lots 3 and 4 of the CDB sponsored water supply improvement project in Long Island.
 
The same applies for the scope of works for Crooked Island. 
 
Both projects were simultaneously tendered.
 
This is all part of the government's strategy to improve our country's infrastructure and, in this case, to provide potable water supply to the southern/southeastern islands of the Bahamas. This is the first time that such a comprehensive plan has been rolled out and executed and is part of a larger strategy to provide water throughout the entire Bahamas.
 
This comes on the heels of our recent visit to several of the southern islands, which included Ragged Island, Crooked Island and Acklins.
 
The Corporation has also undertaken work in North and South Andros, North, Central and South Eleuthera, San Salvador, North and Central/South Abaco and Inagua.  We are currently carrying out NRW work in Long Island, and are in the process of procuring and/or constructing new RO Plants for North Eleuthera, Acklins, Crooked Island, Cat Island, and South Andros.
 
WSC will leave no stone unturned to improve both its coverage and operating efficiency, including the introduction of renewable energy at our production plants/offices to reduce electricity costs.
 
We have advanced plans to purchase an asphalt recycler and other machinery to improve the quality and timeliness of our road reinstatement efforts.
 
Adrian Gibson, MP
Executive Chairman

 

 

17/3/19-
 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Bowen Sound, Andros that due to scheduled upgrades to the distribution system, customers should note that there will be interruptions in water supply on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10am to 12 noon and on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 12 noon - 2pm.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of servi

 

14/3/19-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/3/19-

 

 SunCash & WSC Contract Signing

 

 

 

 

WSC Marathon Mall Location Opening Ceremony-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6/3/19-

 

 

 

 

 

ACKLINS ISLAND, The Bahamas – Improved water quality, the installation of generators and a new reverse osmosis (RO) plant are among the new initiatives the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has planned for the island of Acklins. Adrian Gibson, Chairman, WSC and MP for Long Island said the corporation is advancing Acklins into the 21st century environment where the water is clean, fresh and RO produced. Acklins residents are not currently charged a fee for water, but Mr. Gibson noted that as the Corporation transitions into a more “efficient” system the possibility exists that customers will be required to pay for the service.

 

“We’re conducting a lot of remedial work in respect to the water quality. We’re also installing a new reverse osmosis plant at Lovely Bay. That plant will be able to supply a community that has had issues with salinity and colored water for some time,” said Mr. Gibson. “We’re also putting in place generators. One of the complaints we’ve had is that once the power goes off water stops flowing. So we’re going to put generators at each of these plants. “If your electricity goes off we have the back-up generator kicking, but even if your electricity goes down we’re also exploring the solar option which cuts down on the electricity bill but also allows the plant to operate.”

The Chairman made a stopover visit to Acklins Thursday, February 28, 2019 on the final leg of a three-island (Ragged Island/Crooked Island/Acklins) visit.  He was joined by executives of the WSC including Elwood Donaldson, General Manger; Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager and Thomas Desmangles, Distribution Operations Manager. The team also made stops in Crooked and Ragged islands.

 

In the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster, the Corporation has improved the storage capacity of water in Acklins.  Mr. Gibson said with eight 5,000-gallon tanks, the island now has 40,000 gallons that could possibly last for 1-2 weeks.  Marvin Campbell, Deputy Chief Councilor, is thankful for the improvements to the water supply in Acklins.  “A lot of residents are building new homes at this time and it would bring a relief for persons who depend on wells. We appreciate it for the good people of Acklins,” he said.

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Photo Caption:

Water and Sewerage Corporation Chairman Adrian Gibson and his team assess water works in Acklins, February 28, 2019 wrapping up visits to three islands (Ragged Island, Crooked Island and Acklins) that day.   (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM: Bahamas Information Services

March 1, 2019

 

Ragged Island adequately supplied with water

By Kathryn Campbell

 

RAGGED ISLAND, The Bahamas – The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has an ample supply of water available in Ragged Island for residents or anyone who wishes to construct a home or business in the southern island. Adrian Gibson, Chairman, WSC, and MP for Long Island, kicked off a busy day there (Thursday) before moving on to two other southern islands.

 

At the first stop, Mr. Gibson, along with other WSC officials, including Elwood Donaldson, General Manger; Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager and Thomas Desmangles, Distribution Operations Manager, conducted assessments of the reverse osmosis (RO) plant in the Duncan Town settlement. “You can mix cement or do whatever you need to do,” said the Chairman.

 

“They are supplied. We have a 15,000-gallon capacity for storage in addition to what we produce every day. The residents in Ragged Island are more than adequately sourced.” Ragged Island is home to an estimated 32 Bahamians.  In 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated the sparsely populated, remote island leaving it without basic utilities including water. Mr. Gibson emphasized the Government’s obligation to provide water. He said there is anticipation for further construction and development, so the corporation has factored in the island’s growth by doubling the water capacity.

 

“We’re assessing our plant and works that we have to carry out in Ragged Island. During the storm we lost that plant down the road and we’ve replaced that with double the capacity. “The previous plant, approximately 2,000 gallons, was blown away. This plant has the capacity for 5,000 gallons. We anticipate doing our part to restore Ragged Island,” he said.

 

Mr. Gibson noted that the plant is now owned and operated by the corporation. “This plant is one of the first ones that we took back. It is fully owned, fully operated by the WSC which cuts out the middleman and we’re able to save some $50,000 per year that we would have spent supplying the people of Ragged Island with water,” he added. “Throughout the islands we have had various contracts that have been quite onerous on the corporation. We’ve formed a RO unit since my appointment and that unit is responsible for overseeing and administering contracts -- taking over plants and so on. “We have special RO trained engineers that we’ve recruited. Once the contract expires we’ll be taking over.”

 

A standby generator, a solar power reverse osmosis plant and electrical upgrades are among other initiatives on the drawing board for Ragged Island. The delegation also traveled to Crooked Island and Acklins before returning to New Providence.

 

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Photo Caption:

WSC Chairman, Adrian Gibson (walking, centre)  along with officials are pictured conducting an assessment of RO plant in Ragged Island. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

 

 

 

 

Crooked Island Press Release

CROOKED ISLAND, The Bahamas -- Some 250 residents in Crooked Island can look forward to the installation of Adrian Gibson, Chairman, Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) said the project includes the supply and installation of approximately 83 service connections and 5 miles of water mains in the settlements of Colonel Hill, Timothy Thompson and Church Grove. “At present there is a tender out for the works here. We expect that to close on March 18 and after that we will do an assessment with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). A winning bidder will be selected and we will return to Crooked Island to sign that contract,” said Mr. Gibson.

 

Crooked Island was the second leg of a visit to three islands including Acklins and Ragged Island. The Chairman was accompanied by Elwood Donaldson, General Manger; Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager and Thomas Desmangles, Distribution Operations Manager.  He said plans are afoot to install a new reverse osmosis plant in Crooked Island that will produce approximately 12,000 gallons of water per day. The plant will be owned and operated by WSC.  “The tanks will allow for resilience and storage during hurricanes or any kinds of natural disaster. There will be enough tanks for people to have water in storage for two weeks.  “We’re very pleased with the progress we’ve seen here. We’re hoping in the future to expand on the network with in-house works. As it stands, the current work is under the CDB loan and we expect Crooked Island to be brought into the 21st century with respect to water mains,” said Mr. Gibson.

 

 

WSC Press Release - Wastewater Treatment Plant & Pumping Stations Construction Works March 5, 2019.pdf

 

Malcolm Park Site Visit and Press Conference

 

 

 

 

 

  

5/3/19-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, its customers and residents of Ross Corner that the Corporation will commence improvement work on Thursday, March 7, 2019 for a period of six (6) days.  During this time there may be interruption in water supply, road closures and detour around the work area.  If possible, motorists are asked to avoid this area between hours of 9am and 2pm.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience which may be caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.
 

  

 

 

22/2/19-

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Eleuthera that the Corporation will commence mass disconnections on all outstanding or overdue accounts including those who have not honored their Financial Agreements.  Customers are encouraged to ensure that their accounts are up-to-date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.
 

22/2/2019

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise the public, its customers and residents in Northern, Southern and Eastern New Providence that routine maintenance will be performed on its Blue Hills Pumping Station between the hours of 11:00 PM Friday February 22, 2019 to 4:00 AM Saturday February 23, 2019. During this period, customers in the aforementioned areas may experience low pressure and/or no water supply. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Long Island advises customers that bills are ready and can be collected from the Post Office.  Customers should also note that bills will be due for payment on March 15, 2019.

 

 

 

21/2-19-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Chairman Gibson's Contributions on Amendments to the Roads Act

 

Applications are invited for a suitably qualified and experienced individual for the position of ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (Full time/ Permanent) with the Corporation’s Human Resources Administration Department of the Human Resources Division.

 

Feel free to download a copy of the Executive Chairman's contributions to the amendment HERE

 


 

22/2/2019

 

Job Vacancy: Assistant general manager / Human Resources Division

 

Applications are invited for a suitably qualified and experienced individual for the position of ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (Full time/ Permanent) with the Corporation’s Human Resources Administration Department of the Human Resources Division.

 

 

For more information about the principal duties and responsibilities of the position include please download the full details of the job

 

 

 

 

13/2/19-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Nicholl's Town and Conch Sound, Andros that due to the Water Main Improvement Project and upgrades being carried out in Nicholl's Town, customers should note that their water supply will be interrupted daily from 10am to 2pm for the next two weeks.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

 

 

13/2/19-

 

 

 

 

12/2/19-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in New Providence that the Corporation will commence mass disconnections on Monday, February 18, 2019 on all outstanding or overdue accounts, and Financial Agreements.  Customers are encouraged to ensure that their accounts are up-to-date and

Financial Agreements are current to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 7/2/19-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Bimini advises customers that the Corporation will commence mass disconnections beginning Monday, February 11, 2019.  Customers with outstanding or overdue accounts should immediately ensure that their accounts are brought up-to-date, and that all Financial Agreements are made current.  Failure to do so will result in the disconnection of water supply without further notice.
 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Andros advises customers that the Corporation will commence mass disconnections beginning Monday, February 11, 2019.  Customers with outstanding or overdue accounts should immediately ensure that their accounts are brought up-to-date, and that all Financial Agreements are made current.  Failure to do so will result in the disconnection of water supply without further notice.

 

2/5/19

 

 

 

The Corporation advises residents of Bilney Lane and the general public that improvement works will begin in the area on February 5, 2019 for a period of fifteen (15) days. During this period, there may be interruption in water supply, road closure and detours around the work area. If possible, motorists are asked to avoid this area between the hours of 9am to 2:30pm daily. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2/19-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises residents of Bilney Lane and the general public that the Corporation will commence improvement works on February 5, 2019 for a period of fifteen (15) days.  During this period, there may be interruption in water supply, road closure and detours around the work area.  If possible, motorists are asked to avoid this area between the hours of 9am to 2:30pm.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

31/1/19-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Abaco advises customers that the Corporation will commence a mass disconnection exercise on all outstanding accounts beginning Monday, February 4, 2019 through Friday, February 8, 2019.  Customers with outstanding balances and those who have failed to honor their Financial Agreements are urged to make their accounts current and update their Financial Agreements in order to avoid the disconnection of their water supply.  The Corporation appreciates your cooperation in this regard.
 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Eleuthera advises customers that the Corporation will commence a mass disconnection exercise on all outstanding accounts beginning Monday, February 18, 2019 to Wednesday, February 27, 2019.  Customers with outstanding balances and those who have failed to honor their Financial Agreements are urged to make their accounts current and update their Financial Agreements in order to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.  The Corporation appreciates your cooperation in this regard.

 

 

 

28/1/19

 

 


The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers that due to strong fumes as a result of internal construction work over the weekend in the Customer Services areas, those areas have been closed for the day.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 23/1/19-

 

Western New Providence Works.


Customers and residents of Western New Providence between Tropical Gardens and West Winds Subdivisions should note that their streets will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, January 21, 2019 between the hours of 9:30am to 6:30am. The general public is advised to minimize use of this area during this period, if possible. However, provisions will be made to accommodate all necessary traffic including those residing in the area for the duration of the closure. The Corporation and its partners apologizes for any inconvenience caused. For further information, please inbox us or call 302-5599 between the hours of 7:30am and 6pm or 325-0505 (Emergency Line) after 6pm daily.

 

 

 

 

16/1/19-


The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Nicoll's Town, Andros advises customers that the Corporation will be carrying out a water main leak repair which will commence at 2pm today.  As a result, there will be  interruption in water supply for about two hours.

The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise the public, its customers and the residents of Meeting Street that the Corporation will commence improvement work on November 26, 2018 for a period of fifteen days. During this  period there may be an interruption in the water supply, road closure and detours around the work area. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

7/1/19-

The Water and Sewerage advises the public, it’s customers and residents that improvement works would be carried out on Cable Beach between  Blake Road to Ruby Avenue  commencing January 09, 2019, between the hours of 11am and 5am.  During this period, residents in the area may experience disruption in their water service.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

Picewell Forbes  accompanying chairman W&S Corp Hon Adrian Gibson ,GM Donaldson,AGM Gibson, other executives, Administrator Colebrooke and local government practitioners...to the South Andros district  ...inspection of IDB sponsored potable water supply project....now.

 


 

Chairman of Water and Sewerage, Adrian Gibson, is on the ground in Rum Cay with his team to scope out the potential for future development on this Island in an effort to bring potable water to residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/1/19-

 

The Water and Sewerage advises the public, it’s customers and residents that improvement works would be carried out between Blake Road and Love Beach on West Bay Street commencing January 08, 2019, between the hours of 11am and 5am.  During this period, residents in the area may experience disruption in their water service.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.


The Water and Sewerage advises the residents of Gambier Village, that they will experience water service disruption on January 08, 2019, between the hours of 11am and 5am.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

4/1/19-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises residents of South Andros that the Corporation will  hold a Press Conference at the Point Restaurant at 12:00 noon on Monday, January 7, 2019.  The Executive Chairman of the Corporation Mr. Adrian Gibson will be officiating at this event and the Hon. Piswell Forbes, Member of Parliament for South Andros and Mangrove Cay will also be in attendance. Members of the public are invited to attend.


 

3/1/19-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises residents of San Salvador that the Corporation will be conducting an official Commissioning Ceremony for the San Salvador Water Supply Improvement Project at the new office Cockburn Town at 12:00 pm. The Executive Chairman of the Corporation Mr. Adrian Gibson will be officiating at this event and the Hon. Phillip "Brave" Davis, Member of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador will also be in attendance. Members of the public are invited to attend.

 

 

28/12/18-

 

 

Major Upgrade Underway to Water Supply for North Eleuthera
 
By Kathryn Campbell
 
Eleuthera, The Bahamas -- Relief is on the way for the water woes of approximately 5,000 residents of North Eleuthera. A major upgrade is presently underway to the water supply in this district that will bring relief to complaints of no water, salt water, low pressure and brown odorous water.
 
The Hon. Adrian Gibson, Executive Chairman, Water and Sewerage Corporation, led a small delegation to North Eleuthera, Friday, December 21, 2018, to inspect a new salt water Reverse Osmosis plant that is presently being constructed on the island.  
 
The team included Elwood Donaldson, General Manager; Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager and Thomas Desmangles, Distribution Operations Manager.
 
“We are trying to give the residents of North Eleuthera decent water,” said Mr. Gibson. “We have had some issues with water here over the last few years, either brown or not having the best taste.
 
“What you are seeing here is construction of a brand new 600,000 gallons Reverse Osmosis plant. That plant will be expandable up to two million gallons if, and when, the economy of North Eleuthera grows.
 
“We think it is necessary. Eleuthera has a booming economy. A new airport is forecasted to come on stream. We expect more investment to come to Eleuthera so why not make that investment on the water side and ensure that headaches with respect to water are all solved.”
 
Suez Aqua Design Bahamas Ltd., a water technology and solutions company, has been awarded a contract for approximately $2 million to construct the plant.
 
Work on the project, including a 300 feet disposal well, has already begun and is expected to be completed in April of 2019. Ten to 15 local residents of Eleuthera will be employed to carry out the work.
 
Residents in Spanish Wells, Harbour Island and Russell Island will benefit from the new Reverse Osmosis plant.
 
“The locals will get quality water and the investors that come to Eleuthera will have no water concerns,” said the Chairman.

 

 

 

18/12/18-

 


 

South Long Island Water Supply Commissioning

 

 

Family Islands, Bahamas.    In its continuing effort to provide potable water to all residents throughout the Bahamas, the Government of the Bahamas, through the Water and Sewerage Corporation, and with the support of the CDB awarded the first contract to extend the central water distribution system southward from Turtle Cove to Clarence Town, and north from Grays to Salt Pond. At the conclusion of this project, some 45,000 feet of 4” PVC pipe and 15,000 feet of 2” PVC pipe would have been installed to service more than 200 additional customers; all of whom will be supplied by the existing Reverse Osmosis (R/O) water plant located in Deadman’s Cay. These works are currently underway. 

 

 

 

More populated regions of Long Island have also been identified and it was further agreed to provide relief to residents north and south of the Simms Settlement. Consequently, the existing distribution in Simms will be extended to Millerton in the North and Wemyss southward by some 37,000 feet of 4” and 31,000 feet of 2” PVC pipe to service some 180 additional customers. All of these residents will be serviced by the R/O plant located in Simms.   

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN RESIDENTS:

 

 

As a first stage effort to bring similar relief to residents in the South, six (6) high density polyethylene plastic water tanks each with a capacity of 5,000 imperial gallons, were purchased and installed in several sparsely populated settlements South of Clarence Town to provide potable water service to these residents and added resilience during hurricane season, when roads may be impassable.  Single stand-alone tanks are now installed in Roses, Mortimers and Berrys such that customers in this region have access to potable water. In the interim these tanks effectively act as Government Stand-pipes which will be regularly filled by water tanker trucks.  In the longer term individual metering systems will be implemented for full accountability. 

 

 

The settlement of Dunmore was found to be in a favourable location with elevation such that customers could receive water direct to their homes through gravity feed. It was therefore decided to install a local distribution system network consisting of some 1,000 feet of 2” PVC pipe such that customers could receive potable water from the total 15,000-gallon storage located at this site.  All tanks will be securely anchored to the base and will be regularly serviced with tankered potable water. Ten connections have already been installed and residents now have running water in their homes.  These types of systems greatly assist in reaching smaller separated communities.

 

Eventually, a small pumping station will be installed to improve pressures and so that the distribution system could be extended to pick up additional customers.   As a result of these efforts, over 200 residents now have access to potable water.

 

 

Other Family Islands

 

 

Works are also planned for other Family Islands including Crooked Island, North Eleuthera, Acklins and San Salvador. 

 

 

 

The Corporation plans to duplicate what it hopes will be a prototype system where small water supply tanks will be established in smaller communities similar to Dunmore, Long Island. 

 

 

 

In the coming days a press tour will be conducted to review ongoing works to extend the North Eleuthera Reverse Osmosis Plant, which will be the 3rd largest plant in The Bahamas.  This extension will provide potable water to all of North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island. 

 

 

In early 2019, a commissioning ceremony will be scheduled for the San Salvador Water Supply Extension Project, Mr. Gibson said.

 

 

 

        

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the general public and residents of meeting street that preparations are being made to reinstate the impacted streets as a result of recent improvement works carried out.  The Corporation apologizes for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

 

 

 

 

 

WSC reaches out to the community with its Annual Christmas Outreach held Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Children's Emergency Hostel. Special thanks to WSC employees who wholehearted assisted with the outreach: Dona, Sherry, Devin, Lawrence and Santa Clause Sheena. Also thanks to the Children's Emergency Hostel for allowing us to bring some Christmas Cheer to the children.

 

 

 

 

28/11/18-

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and the general public that the Corporation will close at 12 noon on Friday, December 7, 2018 for its Employee Recognition and Christmas Party.  Customers should note that the payment counter at its head office will open on Saturday, December 8, 2018 form 9am to 3pm.  Customers are also reminded that they can pay their bills at any Cash N' Go or Omni Flash Cash locations, local banks or online via the Corporation's website or by phone by dialing 302-5630.  The Corporation will resume normal working hours on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 8:30am to 6pm. 
 

 

 

Photographs from a joint Ton meeting by WSC & Ministry of Public Works held at the New Providence Community Center, Blake Road on the New Water Mains Project scheduled to start on November 29, 2018.  Residents in Western New Providence particularly Tropical Gardens, Blake Road, Saffron Hills, Bahamia West, Indigo, Atlantic Close, Western Shores I & 2, Meril Beach, Tusculum Heights, Ocean Hill I, Yuma Estates, Breluma West, Lilly Close and Kiskadeer Road should note that their supply will be interrupted nightly from 11pm to 5am as a result of the works.  For more information, please telephone 302-5600 or 302-5673.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/11/18-

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Central Eleuthera including  Gregory Town, Hatchet Bay, James Cistern, Governors Harbour, Palmetto Point, Savannah Sound and Windermere Island that water supply will be interrupted for Four (4) hours on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 9am to 1pm for system improvement works.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Western New Providence that the Corporation in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Works will commence an extensive  Water Mains Project beginning Thursday, November 29, 2018.  As a result, there will be nightly interruptions in water supply from 11pm to 5am.  In an effort to ensure that residents in the impacted subdivisions are fully aware of the scope of works and how it will impact their communities, customers residing in Tropical Gardens, Blake Road, Saffron Hills, Bahamia West, Indigo, Atlantic Close, Western Shores I & 2, Meril Beach, Tusculum Heights, Ocean Hill One (1), Yuma Estates, Breluma West, Lilly Close and Kiskadeer Drive are invited to attend an urgent Town Meeting to be held at the New Providence Community Center on Blake Road beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Residents are requested to be sure to attend the Town Meeting so that they can be well informed about the upcoming works.

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in New Providence that the Corporation will continue its disconnection exercise on all accounts with outstanding balances beginning Monday, November 26, 2018 until Thursday, December 6, 2018.  Customers are advised to ensure that their accounts are paid up-to-date to avoid disconnection of their water supply without further notice.

 

 

 

21/11/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advise the public, its customers and the residents of Meeting Street that the Corporation will commence improvement works on Monday, November 26, 2018 for a period of fifteen 15 days. During this period there maybe some interruptions in the water supply, road closure and detour around the work area. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

9/14/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in North and Central Andros that  disconnection exercise for all outstanding accounts will commence on November 14 thru November 21 2018. Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are required to bring their accounts up-to-date to avoid disconnection of water supply without further notice. The Corporation appreciates your cooperation.

 

 

9/11/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Chairman, Adrian Gibson spoke at the Bahamas Business Outlook Forum sponsored by the Counsellors Limited on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Chairman Gibson gave an update on the Water Supply Improvement Works for Long Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7/11/18-

 

 

Water Supply to Crooked Island.
The Honorable Desmond Bannister is in Colonel Hill Crooked Island today viewing the operations. The Corporation is looking to build a reverse osmosis plant in Crooked Island soon. Residents, watch out for our team, they will be there next week to speak to you about signing up for water supply from Colonel Hill and Cabbage Hill all the way to Winding Bay. Yes!

 

 

 

 

 

31/10/18-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises the public, its customers and the residents of  Hampshire, Devonshire and York Streets off Skyline Drive that the Corporation will commence improvement works on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. During this period there may be interruptions in the water supply, road closure and detours around the work area. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

WSC's PR & Marketing Team attended the Bahamas Cooperative Credit League Home and Car Show on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Here are some photos from the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

29/10/18-

 

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises the public, its customers and the residents of McCullough Corner that the Corporation will commence improvement works on Tuesday, October 31, 2018 for a period of twenty (20) days. During this period there may be interruptions in the water supply, road closure and detours around the work area. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

 

24/10/18-

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Abaco advises its customers that the Corporation will continue its disconnection exercise on all outstanding accounts beginning Friday, October 26 through Friday, November 9, 2018.  Customers should note that all outstanding financial agreements that have not been paid up-to-date will be voided.  Customers are further advise to note the following dates and times local offices will be opened:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central Abaco

Oct 29-Nov 9th

9:00am-4:30pm

Green Turtle Cay

Oct. 29th – Nov. 9th

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

 

 

Treasure Cay 

 

Oct. 29th – Nov. 9th

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cooper's Town

 

Oct. 29th – Nov. 9th      

 

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

 

Fox Town                   

 

 

                 

 

            Oct. 29th - Nov. 9th

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

 

Sandy Point   

 

Oct. 29th–  Nov. 9th

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Sweeting's Cay

Oct. 29th– Nov. 9th

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

 

Crossing Rock            

 

Oct. 29th – Nov. 9th

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

 

Moore's Island            

 

 

Oct. 29th- Nov. 9th      

 

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

 

Grand Cay                 

 

            Oct. 29th - Nov. 9th

10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

 

 

  22/10/18

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in New Providence that the Corporation is continuing its island wide disconnection exercise on October 29 thru 31st. Customers who have not yet addressed their outstanding balances are as requested to do so to avoid the disconnection of their water supply. Customers who have not honored their financial agreements and who have allowed their accounts to become delinquent are asked to visit the Corporation and speak with a Customer Representative or call the Corporation's Call Center at 302-5599.

3/10/18/

 

 

2/10/18-

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in New Providence that the Corporation is continuing its island wide disconnection exercise.  Customers who have not yet addressed their outstanding balances are as requested to do so to avoid the disconnection of their water supply.  Customers who have not honored their financial agreements and who have allowed their accounts to become delinquent are asked to visit the Corporation and speak with a Customer Representative or call the Corporation's Call Center at 302-5599.

 

 

1/10/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers that its Cashiers Counter at its head office will open from 8:30am to 7pm Monday - Friday beginning October 2, 2018 until October 12, 2018.  Customers should also note that the Corporation's Call Center will also remain open up to 8pm for the same period.  Customers needing assistance with account information or any other concerns should call 302-5599.
 

 

 

28/9/18-

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Mastic Point Andros advises its customers that the Corporation will commence the process of commissioning the new water mains beginning Monday, October 1, 2018  to Saturday, October 6, 2018 .  Customers should note that due to the works their water supply will be interrupted on the previously mentioned dates from 12 midnight to 5am.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Abaco advises customers that the Corporation will commence an intensive disconnection and collections exercise in the following locations on the stated days and times for all outstanding water bills.  WSC staff will be visiting the following areas on the mentioned dates and all customers including those with outstanding financial agreements are requested to ensure that their accounts are paid up-to-date or their supply will be disconnected without further notice:-
 

 

Oct. 1st – 11th

Central Abaco

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

 

Oct. 1st – 11th

Treasure Cay

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

 

Oct. 1st – 11th

Coopers Town

10:00a.m to 3:00pm

Oct. 3rd

Fox Town

10:00a.m to 3:00pm

Oct. 3rd

Sandy Point

10:00a.m to 3:00pm

Oct 23

Sweeting Cay

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

 

Oct 29

Moores Island

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

 

Oct 30

Grand Cay

10:00a.m. to 2:30a.m

 

 

 

 

20/9/18-

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Abaco, Acklins, Bimini, Central Andros, South Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera, Long Island, Mayaguana and San Salvador that mass disconnections for all outstanding accounts will begin on September 24, 2018.  Customers with outstanding financial agreements are requested to bring their accounts up-to-date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.



The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Abaco, Acklins, Bimini, Central Andros, South Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera and San Salvador that mass disconnections for all outstanding accounts will begin on September 24, 2018.  Customers with outstanding financial agreements are requested to bring their accounts up-to-date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.

31/8/18-

 

WSC Gives Back To The Community.

 

  

Picture from left to right-Mrs. Lilian Quant-Forbes (Department of Social Services) and      MS. Stacey Moultrie, President of Smart and Strong Sisterhood (SASS)

Ms. Cheri Hanna, Assistant General Manager Human Resources & Training (WSC)

 

 

2018 National Video and Essay Winners-Water for Nature: Is Nature The Answer To The World's Water Challenges?

 

Essay Winners:

 


1st Place Winner-Jenniyah Delancy                       2nd Place Winner-Aretha McDonald

 

 

 

            3rd Place Winner-Christie Cambridge

 

 

Video Winners

  

  1st Place Winner- Lovelie Lourdes                                2nd Place Winner-Alesha Albury & Wisdom Thompson

  3rd Place Winner- Brakell Newton


 

 

 

 

 

28/8/18-


The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Bimini that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply on all overdue accounts beginning Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  Customers with outstanding balances are advised to promptly make payments and honor all outstanding financial agreements in order to avoid the disconnection of their supply without further notice.
 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public,  its customers and the residents of Cordeaux Avenue that the Corporation will commence improvement works on August 30, 2018, for a period of six days.  During this time, there may be interruption in water supply, traffic detours and or road closures around the work area. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Mayaguana that a mass disconnection exercise for all outstanding bills will begin on September 3rd, 2018.
All customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are asked to please bring their accounts up to date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply.

 

10/8/18-WSC Press Release on Conch Poisoning

 

20/8/18-The Corporation advises its valued customers in Deadman's Cay, Long island, that its desalination plant remains at reduced capacity owing to a mechanical failure.  Specially manufactured parts required to facilitate the repair are presently being procured by the Contractor and repairs are anticipated to be completed by the weekend of August 25.  Until then, supplies will continue to be limited and at low pressures at times.  The Corporation is doing all it can to ensure the quickest repair and a return to normal operation and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
 

 

15/8/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public its customers and the residents of Bernard Road that the Corporation will commence improvement work on 15 August, 2018 for a period of fifteen day. During this period there may be an interruption in the water supply, road closure, detour around the work area. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

8/8/18-The  Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in North, Central, South Andros and Mangrove Cay that a mass disconnection exercise for all outstanding accounts will commence on August 13, 2018. Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are required to bring their accounts up-to-date to avoid disconnection of water supply without further notice. The Corporation appreciates your cooperation.



30/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in South Andros and Mangrove Cay that a mass disconnection exercise for all outstanding accounts will begin on August 7, 2018.  Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are asked to bring their supply up-to-date to avoid disconnection of their water supply without further notice.  The Corporation appreciates your cooperation.

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and residents in Northern, Southern and Eastern New Providence that ongoing routine maintenance will be carried out on its Blue Hills Pumping Station on Monday July 30, 2018 beginning from 11pm until 4am on Tuesday July 31, 2018. During this period, customers in the aforementioned areas may experience low pressure and/or no water supply. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

 

27/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation wish to advise its customers in South Andros and Mangrove Cay that a Mass disconnection exercise for all outstanding bills will begin on August 7th, 2018.

All customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are asked to please bring their accounts up to date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply.

 

 

23/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Mastic Point, Andros advises its customers that due to operational challenges in the distribution system, customers will experience periods of low pressure to no water over the next few days.  Every effort is being made to resolve the situation in the shortest possible time.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

20/7/18-he Water and Sewerage Corporation in Central Eleuthera advises customers that due to equipment failure at the Naval Base Plant on Thursday night, there will be periods of low pressure to no water for the next two to three days.  Plant technicians are presently carrying out repairs with the hope that normal service can resume in the shortest possible time.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North Andros advises customers that a disconnection exercise will commence on Monday, July 23, 2018 for all overdue accounts.  Customers are advised to promptly pay their bills and honor outstanding financial agreements in order to avoid the disconnection of their water supply without further notice.

 

18/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, its customers and the residents of Allen Close, Pride Estate that the Corporation will commence improvement work on July 18, 2018 for a period of four days. During this period there maybe interruption in water supply, detour or road closure around the work area between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

17/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, its customers and the residents of Allen Close, Pride Estate that the Corporation will commence improvement work on July 18, 2018 for a period of four days. During this period there maybe interruption in water supply, detour or road closure around the work area between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

11/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and residents of Mount Vernon Drive that the Corporation will commence improvement works for one (1) day on July 11, 2018 between the hours of  9:30am to 2pm.  During this time there may be interruptions in water supply and normal traffic flow.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused as we work to improve our level of service.

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in North Andros that the Corporation will commence a disconnection exercise for all outstanding accounts on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  All accounts with outstanding balances and Financial Agreements will be disconnected without further notice. Customers are advised to immediately make payments to bring their accounts current to avoid disconnection of their water supply.


3/7/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, and customers residing on Rosetta Street and Fifth Terrace, Centerville that the Corporation will commence improvement works on July 5, 2018 for a period of 15 days.  During this time, there may be interruption in water supply, traffic detours and/or road closures around the work area between the hours of 9am to 3pm daily.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

  

 

14/6/18-

 

 

13/6/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13/6/18-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and residents of Northern, Southern and Eastern New Providence that routine maintenance will be carried out on its Blue Hill Pumping Station between the hours of 11pm on June 14th to 4am on June 15, 2018.  Customers in the mentioned areas may experience low pressure or no water during this period.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

 

6/12/18-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Deadman's Cay that the reverse osmosis plant has malfunctioned due to equipment failure.  Customers will experience low pressure and at times no water particularly during the evening hours.  Customer serviced by the water tanker will also be affected.  Technicians are preparing to carry out repairs in the shortest time possible.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
 

6/7/18-


WATER AND SEWERAGE CLARIFIES ITS RECORD ON EFFORTS IN RAGGED ISLAND

 

 

  

6/6/18-

The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise it customers and the residents of Eastern New Providence that the Corporation is presently carrying out emergency repairs at its Montagu Lift Station.   It is anticipated that these works will be completed by Sunday June 10th.  During this period, there will be some traffic delays in the Montagu area.  The Corporation sincerely apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.5/6/18-

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma advises customers that mass disconnection will commence for all outstanding accounts beginning Monday, June 11, 2018.  Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are asked to bring their accounts up-to-date to avoid disconnection of their supply.  The Corporation appreciates your prompt attention in this regard.

  The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma advises customers that new bills for the period ending May 2018 are available and can be collected at the post office in George Town or at the Corporation's office located in the Turnquest Star Plaza, George Town, Exuma.
 

 

 

31/5/18-

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and residents of Harrow Avenue, Eton Avenue, Rugby Avenue and West Bay Street area that the Corporation will commence improvement work on Sunday June 3, 2018; during this period there may be interruption in the water supply. Customers should further note, that there will be a single lane traffic or detour around the works area. The Corporation apologies for any inconveniences caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

 

 

25/5/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/5/18-

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Central Andros advises its customers that bills for the period ending May 2018 are available and can be collected from the local office.  Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreements are asked to bring their accounts up-to-date in order to avoid disconnection of their water supply. 

 

 

22/5/18-

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Central Eleuthera advises customers that due to mechanical problems at its desalination plant, customers may experience no water or low pressure for a period of time.  Every effort is being made to complete repairs and to restore service in the shortest possible time.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
 

 

7/5/18-

 

 

 

3/5/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise it's customers in Central Eleuthera that they will experience low water pressures tomorrow beginning from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM due to R. O. Plant maintenance. The settlements that would be affected are Governor's Harbour, Palmetto Point, Windermere Island, Savannah Sound, James Cistern, Hatchet Bay and Gregory Town. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience that maybe caused
 

 

10/4/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North Andros advises its customers that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply for all outstanding accounts beginning Tuesday, April 10 2018.  Customers are advised to immediately make payments to avoid disconnection of their supply without further notice.  The Corporation appreciates your prompt cooperation in this regard.

 

 9/4/14-

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customer in San Salvador that water bills are available and can be collected at our local office, Cockburn Town.

 

 

 5/4/18-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise its customers the residents of Sir Lynden  Pindling Estate that the Corporation will commence improvement work on April 9,2018, for a period of fifteen days .During this period there may be an interruption in the water supply, single lane traffic or detour around the work area.The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this cause as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 4/4/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/3/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/3/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises its customers  that due to routine maintenance at our Blue Hills station residents of eastern, northern and southern New Providence may experience low pressure and or no water between the hours of 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM tonight. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, March 22nd is World Water Day. 

 

World Water Day day is an annual event observed by the United Nations to help give attention to the importance of water.  This year's theme, 'Nature for Water' explores nature based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century, and is also the theme that the Corporation has adopted as we prepare to observe National Water Month in May.  The central message is that NBS, such as planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to flood plains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable and cost-effective way to help re-balance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihood. 

 

The UN's World Water Development Report  2018 states that by using NBS to help meet the water needs of a growing population, we will contribute to the creation of a circular economy, at the same time helping to protect the natural environment and reduce pollution - both key targets in Sustainable Development Goal 6, which commits the world to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.

 

Here are some key facts:-

 

2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services.

By 2050, the world's population will have grown by an estimated 2 billion people and global water demand could be up to 30% higher than today.

Agriculture currently accounts for 70% of global water withdrawals, mostly for irrigation - a figure which rises in areas of high water stress and population density.  Industry takes 20% of the total, dominated by energy and manufacturing.  The remaining 10% goes to domestic use - the proportion used for drinking water is much less than 1%

Today, around 1.9 billion people live in potentially severely water-scarce areas. By 2050, this could increase to around 3 billion people.

As estimated 1.8 billion people use an unimproved source of drinking water with no protection against contamination form human faeces.

Globally, over 80% of the waste water generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.

The number of people at risk from floods is projected to rise from 1.2 billion today to around 1.6 billion in 2050 nearly 20% of the world's population.

 

 

Here in the Bahamas, despite some challenges of our own,  we have a tendency to take water for granted compared to some other countries whose water challenges are much more desperate.

 

How can we reduce floods, storms, droughts and water pollution?  By using the solutions we already find in nature. 

 

As the Corporation join others in observing World Water Day today let us pause and think of the importance of this precious resource and what our lives would be like if we had to do without it or if it were severely scarce in our country, and make a conscious effort to sensitize others on nature based solutions (NBS) as a means of sustainable water supply and sanitation.

 

For more information on World Water Day, check our face book page and while you're there, 'like us', we would love to be your friend.

 

 

Released by the PR & Marketing Department

"Committed to Growth, Committed to Quality"

 

 

 

 

20/3/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/3/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma advised it customers in Black Point, staniel Cay and Farmers Cay that a representative from the Corporation will be in the respective areas collecting payment and  conducting mass disconnection for ALL OUTSTANDING BILLS on March 22, 2018. 
The Corporation would like to advise all customers with outstanding balances and financial agreement to please bring their accounts up to date to avoid disconnection of their water supply.


The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma would like to advise its customers that new bills for the period ending February 1, 2018 are available and can be collected at the Post Office in George Town, or at the Corporation’s Office located in the Turnquest  Star Plaza, George Town Exuma.

 

 

15/3/18-

 

 

 

15/3/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and the residents of South Andros (Congo Town through to The Bluff) that the Corporation will commence improvement work on Tuesday March 20th, 2018 at 10:00pm through Wednesday March 21st, 2018 at 3:00am. During this period there will be interruptions to the water supply, single lane traffic or detour around the work area. The Corporation apologizes for an inconvenience caused as we work to improve level of service.

 

14/3/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises its customers  that due to routine maintenance at our Blue Hills station residents of eastern, northern and southern New Providence may experience low pressure and or no water between the hours of 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM tonight. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

6/3/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay advises its customers that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply for all outstanding accounts beginning Tuesday, March 6 2018.  Customers are advised to immediately make payments to avoid disconnection of their supply without further notice.  The Corporation appreciates your prompt cooperation in this regard.

 

1/3/18-

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises  the public,  its customers and the residents of Soldier Road that the Corporation will commence improvement work at the junction of Telecommunication Road and Soldier Road, on Sunday March 3, 2018. During this period there may be an interruption in the water supply, detour or road closure around the work area between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

22/2/18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Long Island that bills are now available for customers from Turtle Cove to Gray’s & from Alligator Bay to Simms.  Water bills can be collected at the local Post Offices in Deadman's Cay and Simms, Long Island, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m.  to 4: 30 p.m.  Customers can contact the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s Office at telephone number 242-337-0972 for further information.   Bills can be paid at the Local Office in Deadman’s Cay and at any Royal

Bank of Canada Branch in Long Island.  Bills must be paid on or before March 21st, 2018 to avoid disconnection of supplies.

 

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises its customers  and the residents of Adams Street and Culberts Hill area that the Corporation will commence improvement work on February 23, 2018 for a period of six days, during this period there may be an interruption in the water supply, single lane traffic or detour around the work area..The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

20/0/18-Beginning Feb. 20th, the Water and Sewerage Corporation's main office in Abaco will be conducting an intensive disconnection and collection exercise.
Representatives will visit the following Settlements during the following times and dates:


Feb 20 - 23rd          Central Abaco        9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
Feb. 20 – 23rd         Treasure Cay        9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Feb 20 – 23rd         Coopers Town        10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Feb 21st                 Sweetings Cay        9:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Feb 21st                 Fox Town               10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m    
Feb 22nd                 Grand Cay            10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Feb 26th                 Sandy Point           10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
Mar 2nd                Moores Island          9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

All  Financial Agreements that are not paid up to date will be voided and accounts will be disconnected without further notice.
 

 

 

15/2/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Pinewood Gardens including Pinewood Drive and Thatch Palm Street and all side streets and Wild Guava Street and Sappodilla Boulevard including all side streets that the Corporation will be carrying out emergency works beginning at 10pm tonight, Thursday, February 15, 2018 until 5am.  Customers in the aforementioned streets should note that they may experience low pressure to no water once the works begin.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused while we seek to improve our level of service to the Pinewood Community.

 

 

 

14/2/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in San Salvador advise it's customers that Mass Disconnection for ALL OUTSTANDING BILLS will begin February 26, 2018.  The Corporation also advises all customers with outstanding balances, and financial agreement to please bring their accounts up to date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply.

 

 

8/2/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma advised it's customers that disconnection for ALL OUTSTANDING BILLS will begin February 13th 2018. 
Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreement are asked  to please bring their accounts up to date to avoid disconnection of their water supply.
 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma would also like to advise its customers that new bills for the period ending January and February 1,  2018 are available and can be collected at the Post Office in George Town, or at the Corporation’s Office located in the Turnquest  Star Plaza, George Town Exuma.

 

7/2/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises its customers  and the residents of Beaufort Road that the Corporation will commence improvement work on February 8, 2018 for a period of twelve days. During this period there maybe an interruption in the water supply and usual flow of traffic around the work area. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve our level of service.

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay advises its customers that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply for all outstanding accounts beginning Wednesday, February 7, 2017.  Customers are advised to immediately make payments to avoid disconnection of their supply without further notice.  The Corporation appreciates your prompt cooperation in this regard.

 

 

 

29/1/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise its customers and the residents of Coconut Grove Ave that the Corporation will commence improvement work on January 31, 2018 for a period of 30 days. During this period there may an interruption in the water supply, single lane traffic or detour around the work area. The Corporation apologies for an inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve level of service.
 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in conjunction with the Ministry of Works & Urban Development  and other utility providers commence with rehabilitative road works on Farrington Road starting from JFK Drive through to Boyd Road to upgrade their infrastructure within this corridor to improve the level of services provided to consumers. Preliminary works have already began and the Corporation designated contractor is expected to commence with improvement works starting on January 30, 2018 through to February 2, 2018.

 

The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Bimini advises customers that disconnections for all past due accounts will commence on Monday, February 5, 2018.  Customers are advised to make payments promptly in order to avoid the disconnection of their water supply.  The Corporation appreciates your immediate cooperation in this regard.

 

 

26/1/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises it customers in Central Eleuthera that supplies may be interrupted or at reduced pressures at times due to necessary and critical upgrade works being conducted at its Governor's Harbour desalination plant.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks its customers for its patients as it works to improve services.

 

25/1/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and the residents of Farrington  Road, from John F. Kennedy Drive to Boyd Road, and all side streets that the Corporation will commence improvement work on Monday January 29, 2018 for a period of approximately 7 to 10 calendar days. These works will consist of day and night time works.  During this period, there will be interruptions to the water supply, single lane traffic and/or detours around the work area .The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause as we work to improve our level of service. 

 

 

23/1/18-

 

 

 

19/1/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay advises its customers that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply for all outstanding accounts beginning Monday, January 22, 2017.  Customers are advised to immediately make payments to avoid disconnection of their supply without further notice.  The Corporation appreciates your prompt cooperation in this regard.


18/1/18-

 

 

 

 

17/1/18-

 

 

 

11/1/18-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises all Pensioners/Retirees of  a very important insurance fair scheduled for January 19, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm located at its Head Quarters, #38 University Drive. For further information, please contact 302-5745 or 302-5684.

 

28/12/17-

 

 

 

 

 

19/12/17-

13/12/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) advises residents of South Andros that the deadline to submit applications for new service connections was December 08, 2017. WSC will continue to accept new applications after that date; however, they will be subject to standard new application charges. WSC wishes to extend gratitude to the community of South Andros for your patience and support as we work to install this infrastructure and we apologize for any inconveniences caused. We do look forward to our continued partnership in improving our services in South Andros.
 

13/12/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Long Island from Gray's to Turtle Cove that  their  water supply will be disrupted  on Tuesday  12, December thru Thursday 14, 2017  from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm daily.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience as we work to improve our level of service.

12/12/17-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1/12/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers residing in Western, Southeastern, Northern and Central New Providence that due to emergency maintenance work required at its Bluehill Pumping Station customers will experience low pressure to no water between the hours of 12 midnight tonight until 4am Saturday morning.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your patience as we carry out much needed repairs to the station.

30/11/17-

 

 

  

 

 

21/11/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation   advises its customers and the residents of Greenview  Close off Wulff Road, that the Corporation will commence improvement works  on Thursday November 23, 2017 for a period of two ( 2 ) working days. During this period there may be an interruption in the water supply .The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support as we work to improve our level of service. 

 

 

16/11/17- The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers  in Long Island  that bills are now available for customers FROM Turtle Cove to Gray’s & from Alligator Bay to Simms’s.  Water bills can be collected AT the local Post Offices in Deadman’s Cay and Simms’s, Long Island, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m.  Customers can contact the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s Office at telephone number 242-337-0972 for further information. 
     
 Bills can be paid at the Local Office in Deadman’s Cay and at ANY Royal Bank of Canada Branch in Long Island.  Bills MUST be paid on or before
DECEMBER 15th, 2017 to avoid disconnection of supplies.

 

 

15/11/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, its customers and residents of  John F. Kennedy Drive (JFK), Windsor Field Road between the Police Station and the  US Departure roundabouts  that there will be temporary traffic diversion in order to facilitate the installation of a sewer main Wednesday 15, November, 2017 from 7pm to 5am.  As a result, Motorist heading west on John F. Kennedy Drive (JFK) will be detoured at the roundabout next to  the Shell Gas Station and  Motorist heading east on Windsor Field Road should note that there will be a single lane traffic. Motorists are further advised to please follow posted detour signs to avoid any further delays. The Water & Sewerage Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

 

11/13/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Bimini that the Corporation will be conducting mass disconnection beginning Monday November 13th, 2017.

Customers are reminded to bring all outstanding accounts and Financial Agreements up-to-date to avoid the disconnection of water supply.

 

11/13/17-

 

 

 

 

Blairwood Academy Students

 

 

Given Crash Course in Wastewater Management

 

 

Nassau, New Providence – As part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of young people, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC), has developed and maintained programs dedicated to helping young people recognize the linkages between their everyday activities and water. Through such programs, the corporation has also worked to provide exposure to the various career opportunities which exist within the field.

“There are so many opportunities available to Bahamians who are interested in this field” said Ramon Bain, WSC Graduate Engineer with the Sewerage Department. “From engineering roles, like mine, to environmental health, plumbers, electricians and welders, we truly hire a gamut of individuals who all play very important roles in ensuring that this facility is able to run efficiently” he explained.

Recently, a group of young people from the Blairwood Academy became the latest students to benefit from the knowledge and expertise available within the corporation. The group paid a visit to the corporation’s wastewater facilities at the airport industrial park and were given a first-hand look at the processes used to treat and safely dispose of waste water in an environmentally friendly way.

Globally, it is estimated that up to 663 million people are living without a safe water supply, making the treatment and use of wastewater so crucial to water conservation efforts abroad and here at home. Without the use of treatment facilities like WSC’s waste water plant, thousands of gallons of wastewater would otherwise be allowed to pollute precious drinking water resources.

“The Corporation continues to facilitate requests from schools that would like to visit our plants to assist with demonstrating practically to
students what they learn in theory in the classroom.  We see this as our
way of playing a vital role in the education of our young people" said
Visna Armbrister, Public Affairs Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/13/17-

 

 

 

 

10/9/11-The Water and  Sewerage Corporation  advises its customers in Central Eleuthera that they may experience reduced pressures or an interruption is supplies over the next 48 hours , beginning Thursday, November 9th, owing to mechanical problems at its desalination plant.  The Corporation is making every effort to have repairs completed in the shortest time possible and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.  

 

 

9/11/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, its customers and residents of  John F. Kennedy Drive (JFK), Windsor Field Road between the Police Station and the  US Departure roundabouts  that there will be temporary traffic diversion in order to facilitate the installation of a sewer main Monday 13th, November, 2017 from 7pm to 4am.  As a result, Motorist heading west on John F. Kennedy Drive (JFK) will be detoured at the roundabout next to  the Shell Gas Station and  Motorist heading east on Windsor Field Road should note that there will be a single lane traffic. Motorists are further advised to please follow posted detour signs to avoid any further delays. The Water & Sewerage Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

 

 

6/11/17-The Water & Sewerage Corporation  advises its customers in Mayaguana that The Corporation Representatives will be visiting the island from Friday, 10th November 2017 to Monday, 13th November 2017 to conduct disconnection exercise.  Customers with outstanding balances are asked to bring their accounts up to date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply. Payments can be made on Friday, 10th November 2017 at the usual times and places.


 

 

6/11/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public and residents of Beatrice Ave, Sea Breeze that the Corporation will commence improvement work on Monday September 18, 2017, for a period of six (6) weeks. During this period there may be an interruption in the  water supply, single lane traffic, or detour around the work area between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience  caused and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service. 

 

26/7/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise its customers in Central Eleuthera that due to a fault at its desalination plant that supplies will be interrupted or at reduced pressures. The Corporation is making every effort to complete repairs in the shortest time possible and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

25/8/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers of Cockburn Town, San Salvador that due to necessary works, which will commence on Sunday, August 27, 2017, customers may experience reduced pressure or no water supply beginning from 9pm to 1am.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks you for your patience as we work to improve our level of service.


15/8/17-

 

11/8/17-

8/8//17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay that the Corporation will be carrying out disconnection exercises on all outstanding accounts beginning Monday, August 14, 2017.  Customers with outstanding accounts or who have not honored their financial agreements are requested to bring their accounts up-to-date immediately in order to avoid disconnection of their water supply.  The Corporation appreciates your cooperation in this regard.

 

20/7/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Bimini that the Corporation will begin disconnection of water supply on all overdue accounts on Monday, July 24, 2017.  Customer with outstanding accounts or Financial Agreements are advised to promptly make their accounts current in order to avoid suspension of their supply.  The Corporation appreciates your immediate cooperation in this regard.

 

17/7/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the residence of San Salvador that their water bills are ready and can be collected from the local office.

12/7/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay that the Corporation will be carrying out disconnection exercises on all outstanding accounts beginning Thursday, July 13, 2017.  Customers with outstanding accounts or who have not honored their financial agreements are requested to bring their accounts up-to-date immediately in order to avoid disconnection of their water supply.  The Corporation appreciates your cooperation in this regard.


12/6/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Central  Eleuthera that due to a recent supply pump failure at its Reverse Osmosis Plant, that water supplies were disrupted over the weekend.  The necessary repairs have subsequently been made and production re-commenced.  Some customers in Central Eleuthera will continue to experience reduced levels of service over the next 24 to 48 hours while the Corporation makes every effort to ensure that supplies are fully restored.  The Corporation  apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
 

12/6/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay advises its customers that the Corporation will commence disconnection of water supply on all outstanding accounts.  To avoid suspension of service, customers are advised to bring their accounts current, and ensure that all outstanding financial agreements are honored.

9-6/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in South Eleuthera that due to a major leak within its distribution system supplies will be interrupted or at reduced pressures. The Corporation is making every effort to return services to normal in the shortest time possible and apologizes for any inconvenience caused."
 


WSC Touts Service Improvements on Morning Boil Radio Show

 

 

and relaunches their 50% off Sign Up Campaign for non-customers

 

 

 

 

9/6//17-Nassau, New ProvidenceDuring a recent visit to Island FM’s ‘Morning Boil’ talk show, the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Promotions department took time out to discuss their ongoing work to improve their product and services. WSC has undertaken several steps to improve not only the quality and strength of the water it provides but have also begun the work to improve the corporation’s customer service as well.

The WSC Corporation now offers real time response to client issues, allows easier payment for services through online payments and email billing, as well as launching its own WSC Moblie App late last year.  Using a revamped social media strategy and improved client communications using traditional media outlets, the PR team communicates daily with clients via the world-wide web and took the opportunity last week to take that message to the airwaves as guests on Island FM’s popular morning show – Morning Boil – with hosts Eddie and Sannie.

“We are a very media savvy society and so one of the things the corporation has really tried to take advantage of in terms of getting our message out to the public has been radio” said WSC Public Affairs Manager, Visna Armbrister. “We have also stepped up our game in the social media world to speak to our clients daily with any news or updates,” she added. “The Water & Sewerage Corporation was one few utilities that were able to maintain our service during the passage of Hurricane Matthew and we are extremely proud of that fact and the responses we had on our Facebook page.”

In addition to providing greater value for money through its numerous savings promotions, the corporation has reinstated its community outreach initiatives.  “One of the things we’re especially proud of is our annual Essay and Video competition which engages young people in our communities” said Devin Griffin, WSC PR assistant. “The concept is to ensure that everyone, especially our young people understand how their use of water can have a wider impact on the world.” Recently the corporation awarded the top three students from both the essay and video categories with prizes and college scholarships at a special ceremony held at the Water & Sewerage Corporation last month.

 

The team also announced that customers of WSC can expect to see several initiatives roll out in the coming weeks; some of which will result in direct savings for new customers and others which have a broader community impact. “Following the tremendous success of the corporation’s ‘Make the Switch’ and ‘Ditch the Well’ campaigns which saw thousands of customers resume service and start new services with the corporation,” said Armbrister. “WSC has resumed its 50% discount for returning and new customers until November 2017.” 

 
6/6/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Central Eleuthera that a mechanical fault at its desalination plant resulted in the disruption of water supply this past weekend.  Customers should further note that the Corporation continues to work to make the necessary repairs so that water supply will be completely restored.  The Corporation regrets the inconvenienced caused as a result of the failure.

 

 

6/6/17-The Corporation advises its customers on Inagua that due to a mechanical fault at its desalination plant, water supply will be interrupted or over the next 48 hours.  The Corporation is working to restore water supply in the shortest time possible and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

24/7/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises residents of Pinewood Gardens, Coral Lakes and Boatswain Hill that the deadline to submit applications to connect to the new water supply system in the respective subdivisions is June 2, 2017.  Residents who have not applied are advised to call the Corporation at 302-5599 to find out how you can apply.

23/5/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in North, Central and South Andros and Mangrove Cay that the Corporation will begin disconnection exercises on Monday May 22, 2017.  Customers who have outstanding accounts are advised to make their accounts current and those with outstanding Financial Agreements are required to see about outstanding payments in order to avoid the disconnection of their supply.  The Corporation appreciates your immediate attention to these matters. 

The Water & Sewerage Corporation wishes to advise the residents of San Salvador that a Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in The Idell Jone’s Community Centre, Cockburn Town.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the new distribution system and the new connections process. Residents are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

 

17/5/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises residents of South Andros that May is National Water Month and as is customary  the National Water Month Church Service will be held in South Andros on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Friendship Native Baptist Church.   On Monday, May 22, 2017 join the Water and Sewerage local office as they celebrate customer appreciation day and receive give-aways when you sign up for water supply.

 

17/5/16-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Central Andros  advises its customers that  bills for the period ending May 2017 are ready and can be collected from the  Corporation's  local office in Fresh Creek.
 

15/5/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers  from Gray's to Turtle Cove Island that their water supply will be disruption in their  water supply beginning Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 9am to 9pm for maintenance. The Corporation apologizes for the inconveniences caused.


The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Long Island that bills are now available for customers from Turtle Cove to Gray’s & from Alligator Bay to Simms’s.  Water bills can be collected at the local Post Offices in Deadman’s Cay and Simms’s, Long Island, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m.  to 4: 30 p.m.  Customers can contact the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s Office at telephone number 242-337-0972 for further information.   Bills can be paid at the Local Office in Deadman’s Cay and at any Royal Bank of Canada Branch in Long Island.  Bills must be paid on or before
JUNE 12th, 2017 to avoid disconnection of supplies.