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9/12/2017 WSC Operational Update 2 Following the Passage of Hurricane Irma
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Hurricane Irma PR Update No. 3 - Sunday September 10, 2017, 4:00 PM
9/9/2017 WSC Initial Assessment as Hurricane Irma Exits The Bahamas
Hurricane Irma PR Update No. 2 - Saturday September 09, 2017, 12 Noon
9/7/2017 WSC Preparedness for Hurricane Irma
PR Update No. 1 - Wednesday September 06, 2017, 11.00 AM
Evacuation of The Southern Bahamas
11/11/2016 WSC Signs Contracts to Rehabilitation of Small Pumping Station and Related Works

 Notices and Announcements

 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.

Regards,

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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-

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

25/4/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Bimini advises its customers that the Corporation will commence the suspension of water supply beginning Monday, May 1, 2017.  To avoid disconnection of your supply, customers with outstanding accounts should visit the local office and make payments immediately or risk their water supply being disconnected without further notice.
 

 

25/4/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Bimini that as a result of pumping challenges and issues in the distribution system, all areas are experiencing periods of low to no pressures. The Corporation is working to resolve these issues in the shortest time possible and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.


 

24/4/17-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 Tuesday, April 25, 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. 

 

4/3/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises the public and its customers of Coral Harbour,  Bacardi Road,  Gladstone Road,  Dignity Gardens, Rolling Heights Subdivision that  improvement works will take place on April 6, 2017  which may affect water supply to the aforementioned area.  Works are scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM and is anticipated to be completed by 4:00 AM. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.
 

31/3/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises the public and its customers of Collins Avenue, Fort Fincastle, Blue Hill Road, from Bay Street to CR Walker, West Hill Street, West Bay St from Arawak Cay  to Goodmans Bay  that  improvement works will take place on Friday  March 31, 2017  which may affect water supply to the aforementioned area.  Works are scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM and is anticipated to be completed by 5:00 AM. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.

 

29/3/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises its customers and residents in Northern, Southern and Eastern New Providence that a system upgrade will be performed on its Blue Hills Pumping Station. These works are scheduled for Saturday April 1, 2017 starting at 11:00 PM and should be completed by 3:00 AM. 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.

 

3/27/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises the public and its customers of Collins Avenue, Fort Fincastle, Blue Hill Road, from Bay Street to CR Walker, West Hill Street, West Bay St from Arawak Cay  to Goodmans Bay  that  improvement works will take place on Thursday  March 30, 2017  which may affect water supply to the aforementioned area.  Works are scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM and is anticipated to be completed by 3:30 AM. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

3/24/17-The Water & Sewerage Corporation advises customers in Upper Bogue, Lower Bogue, Current, Current Island and the Bluff that the Corporation will be carrying out disconnection of water supply for customers with outstanding bills beginning Monday, March 27, 2017.  Customers are asked to bring their accounts and financial agreements up-to-date in order to avoid disconnection.
 

 

3/16-17-The Water & Sewerage Corporation advises customers in North, Central, South Andros and Mangrove Cay that the Corporation will be carrying out disconnection of water supply for customers with outstanding bills beginning Monday, March 20, 2017.  Customers are asked to bring their accounts and financial agreements up-to-date in order to avoid disconnection.

 

 

3/16/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advises the public and its customers of Mackey Street, Jerome Avenue, Bar 20 Corner, Kemp Road and surrounding areas that  improvement works will take place on Saturday  March 18, 2017  which may affect water supply to the aforementioned area.  Works are scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM and is anticipated to be completed by 3:00 AM. The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your support as we work to improve our level of service.
 

 

 

3/16/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises residents of  South Andros that the Corporation will hold a town meeting at the Marion Forbes Youth Center on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm to speak with residents about the Water Mains  Installation Works which have begun.  Residents are asked to attend this very important meeting in order to be updated on the works and what it means for the community.
 

 

3/13/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation  advise its customers in Central Eleuthera that supplies may be interrupted due to low pressure owing to suspected leaks within the distribution system.  Every effort is being made to isolate and repair the leaks, it is expected that supplies will be restored to normal in the shortest time possible.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience in this matter. 

 

 

3/9/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation advises the public, its customers and the residents of Rosetta Street Palmdale that the Corporation will commence improvement works on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for a period of twenty five ( 25 ) working days beginning daily from 9am to 3pm.  During this period there may be some interruption in  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.

 

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3/17-The Corporation advises its customers in Central Eleuthera that due to a fault at its desalination plant, water supply will be at reduced pressures or interrupted at times.  The Corporation is making every effort to facilitate repairs and restore supplies to normal in the shortest time possible.  The Corporation apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks its customers for their patience in this matter.  
 

24/2/17-The Water & Sewerage Corporation advises its customers in Mayaguana that The Corporation Representatives will be visiting the island from Friday, 3rd March 2017 to Monday, 6th March 2017.   Customers are advised to bring all outstanding balances on their accounts up to date to avoid the disconnection of their water supply. Payments can be made on Friday, 3rd, March 2017 from 1:00 p.m. at The Administrator’s Office in Abraham’s Bay, from 2:00 p.m.  and at the Post Office in Betsy’s Bay and at 3:00 p.m. at the Post Office in Pirate’s Wells.

24/2/17-The Water and Sewerage Corporation in Exuma advises its customers that new bills for the period ending February 1, 2017 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.
 

The Corporation further advises its customers that disconnection for all outstanding balances will begin March 1, 2017. Customers with outstanding balances and financial agreement  are advised to please bring their accounts up to date to avoid disconnection of their water supply.

 

23/2/17-

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Project launched to improve water supply for 3,400 households in The Bahamas

 


February 23, 2017, Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have launched a project that aims to improve the water supply systems serving communities on New Providence and six Family Islands – Andros, Cat Island, and Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Long Island, and San Salvador.

The Water Supply Improvement Project, launched on February 20, is being supported by a USD 28 million (mn) loan from CDB. The loan includes an allocation of USD12.4 mn in resources provided by the European Investment Bank to CDB under the Climate Action Line of Credit. The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas will contribute USD13.3 mn to the project.

“CDB has a very long history with the water sector in The Bahamas, stretching back to 1976, when we assisted with financing the facility at Morgan’s Bluff on Andros, for the transportation of water to New Providence.  This project represents our fourth intervention in the sector,” said Patricia McKenzie, Vice-President (Operations), during the project launch.

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