Tag: Water Authority

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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Fuel spill contaminates GT water

Fuel spill contaminates GT water

| 02/05/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Water supplied to at least one customer in the capital has been contaminated by a fuel spill and many others have been advised not to drink the ground water until further notice. The Water Authority has revealed that it is currently investigating the contamination off Shedden Road, behind the Rubis gas station at the […]

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BT water pipe upgrade halted

BT water pipe upgrade halted

| 14/03/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Phase 2 of the Water Authority – Cayman’s Bodden Town Pipeline Project has been temporarily halted due to a delay in the import of materials needed to upgrade one of its plants, officials have confirmed. The project to replace the water main along Bodden Town Road between Gun Square Road and Manse Road began in January […]

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Operators raise a stink over sewage works

Operators raise a stink over sewage works

| 17/02/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Local heavy equipment operators are complaining about a Water Authority project to lay a new pipeline and say it’s more than the sewage that stinks. Caymanian subcontractors claim that, despite the availability of local machinery and operators, the US firm which secured the work was given the green light by government to bring in its […]

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Water Authority resumes Bodden Town Pipeline Project

Water Authority resumes Bodden Town Pipeline Project

| 08/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Phase II of the project to replace the water main along Bodden Town Road will begin Monday 18 January, according to the Water Authority has said, which said the planned works are essential to upgrade the water infrastructure in the area to better serve people in Bodden Town. The authority said affected residences and businesses will be connected to […]

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Water Authority will not be sold

Water Authority will not be sold

| 04/11/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The government has no plans to sell off the Water Authority anytime soon, not only because it wants to protect access to the precious commodity but also because it does not want to lose revenue from one of the few public authorities that actually provides an annual return. The recommendation to sell the government-owned utility, made […]

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