WSC Urgent Press Release – Major Failure on WSC Water Transmission Main on Prince Charles Drive, Approximately 300 West of Beatrice Avenue That Will Result in Low Pressure and/or No Water Supply for Residents of Eastern New Providence
The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) wishes to update our valued customers and the general public with respect to the major failure of our water transmission main on Prince Charles Drive, approximately 300 feet west of Beatrice Avenue; that we experienced earlier this morning.
As of 3PM today, our team on site has located the failed section of 24-inch transmission main, it has been removed and the team is presently installing a new section of main. It is anticipated that the repair works will be completed by approximately 6PM this evening; then we will commence the restoration of normal water supply; however, it must be noted that it will take a few hours to fully restore normal water supply.
To limit the number of customers impacted and the duration and severity on those impacted, WSC took steps earlier today to reroute water supplies where possible; however in some cases, the supply is at a lower than normal level of service.
To protect the motoring public, the Royal Bahamas Police Force has routed eastbound traffic thru Jean Street and westbound traffic thru Beatrice Avenue. Motorists are asked to exercise caution as they drive along the diversions and to respect the signage and directions posted.
We will issue a further update later today once the repairs are completed and we commence the restoration of water supply.
WSC extends our sincere apologies to our valued customers in Eastern NP who have been impacted and to the residents, businesses, pedestrians and motorists in the immediate area of the works for the inconvenience caused. We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your patience.