As it currently stands, as of today, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has begun a conservation effort to limit water wastage, until further notice.
However, with Carnival in full swing, many of these events that are up-coming have advertised water-trucks and water festivals, which seem to in a stark contradiction of conservation message of the Authority.
Speaking on TV6 News last night, acting CEO Allan Poon-King, explained that conservation was the key to surviving the difficult dry season.
And when asked about the Authority’s position on these “wet-fetes” Poon-King summarized that, for now, the Authority’s hands are tied.
“The message we want to get across is conservation. Conversation is the cornerstone of everything so what we put in place is for people to be conscious of their use of water.
Use of water in a fete, therefore, is not something we would condone. The reality is that we need to save our resources to be used to drink and to maintain hygiene. So we would discourage it,” Poon-King said.