Tag: Water Authority

Water Authority forgoes right to raise rates

Water Authority forgoes right to raise rates

| 22/05/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Water Authority will not be increasing water and sewerage rates this year, even though the Regulations allow for an annual rate adjustment, because of the widespread economic pain due to the current crisis. “This is a very challenging time for our community, and many of our customers are facing financial hardships due to […]

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Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

Sinkhole opens along Watercourse Road

| 30/01/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Police are warning West Bay drivers that a sinkhole opened today along the side of Watercourse Road in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 7.7M earthquake and as many as 16 aftershocks. The report was made at around 2:30pm about the relatively small hole, located between Eureka Drive and Hamlet Lane. Officers have marked out the […]

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CIG estate holds up after 7.7M quake

CIG estate holds up after 7.7M quake

| 30/01/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Government properties have withstood the major earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck the Cayman Islands Tuesday, officials have said. In a press release Wednesday, GIS stated that a cross-departmental damage assessment found only superficial damage to public buildings caused by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake and the more than a dozen aftershocks.

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Water Authority worked like ‘Trojans’

Water Authority worked like ‘Trojans’

| 29/01/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin commended Water Authority staff for working “like Trojans” through the night after Tuesday’s earthquake. He denied that there was any confusion arising from the authority’s actions, maintaining that the confusion was due to misinformation on social media. He said he was in close contact with the director and, in the aftermath […]

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Water cut as authority checks damage

Water cut as authority checks damage

| 28/01/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Water Authority customers are urged to keep checking social media and its website as water service resumes to various parts of the island. Checks have been made to pipes in George Town, parts of Bodden Town East End and North Side where water has now been restored. Customers can open their shut-off valve […]

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Water Authority rate hike approved

Water Authority rate hike approved

| 25/07/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Water Authority – Cayman customers will be getting a bigger bill at the end of this month after the regulator approved an increase in the rate for the government-owned company, as of 1 July. So, for the last three and a half weeks people have been turning on the tap without knowing that it […]

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Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

| 14/11/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) conducted tests on samples of waste dumped into areas of wetlands around George Town, and a laboratory in Florida found that they contain carcinogens. The NRA was caught on camera by the TV news this summer dumping the sludgy material it cleans out of stormwater wells into the wetlands, which may have […]

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Water Authority encourages conservation

Water Authority encourages conservation

| 12/03/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Water Authority has noted that in contrast to warnings of drought in the latest bulletin from the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network, local forecasts suggest that Cayman could see higher than usual rainfall in this region for the next few months. But WA officials said they are still urging people to conserve […]

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A shout-out from Auntie

A shout-out from Auntie

| 26/02/2018 | 0 Comments

In the almost two years since this column began, I have answered hundreds of questions from readers and attempted to find the answers to more. Along the way, I have encountered very helpful and responsive people both in the public and private sector. I have also found myself spending months and even as long as […]

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Utilities office will oversee IT, power, water and fuel

Utilities office will oversee IT, power, water and fuel

| 15/09/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Government’s plan to create an umbrella utilities commission to oversee and regulate all of the utility related sectors in Cayman are now well underway and four pieces of legislation required to change the current regime and provide for the new office will be debated in parliament next month, with several more amendments to other […]

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Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

Shedden Road fuel spill date remains mystery

| 03/05/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Water Authority do not know how long ago the fuel spill in George Town, which has contaminated the water supply to at least one customer and impacted local ground water, seeped into the land. The pollution was discovered behind the Rubis gas station on Shedden Road on 15 April by the […]

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