Officials Keeping Eye on Water Levels as Caribbean Experiences Drought Conditions
BRADES – Local authorities are considering the implications of the continued lack of rainfall on island as other Caribbean islands begin to implement water restrictions caused by the ongoing drought conditions.
While Montserrat’s water supply is more than adequate for the island’s needs, officials have begun discussions to assess how the lack of rain could affect the island.
Puerto Rico’s Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa) announced on Monday that it is implementing a plan to ration water as of Wednesday, May 13 at noon. Governor, Alejandro G. Padilla issued an executive order declaring an emergency which would see some cities having their water restricted to 24 hours on and 24 hours off.
This measure is a result of a lack of rainfall. Water levels in the reservoirs that provide water to the towns and big cities of Puerto Rico have been reduced considerably.
The Caribbean has been experiencing little to no rainfall in some areas over the past two months.