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  • Minister Pickersgill is urging rural communities to, this Labour Day, clean and restore the areas surrounding water tanks that have been out of use.
  • Mr. Pickersgill told JIS News that there were close to 400 tanks across the island that are in need of repairs.
  • Minister Pickersgill pointed out that in many cases only a few tanks in any community were serving their original purpose.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill is urging rural communities to, this Labour Day, clean and restore the areas surrounding water tanks that have been out of use.

Mr. Pickersgill told JIS News that there were close to 400 tanks across the island that are in need of repairs.
He said Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL) is currently on a drive to have the tanks rehabilitated, but encouraged communities to carry out minor masonry, and preparation for the restoration works.

“If those tanks are working it would go a far way in solving the annual drought problem and we will be better able to supply water to the residents,” the Minister said.

Minister Pickersgill pointed out that in many cases only a few tanks in any community were serving their original purpose.

The focus of Labour Day 2014 being observed under the theme ‘Take a stand… beautify the land’, is on Climate Change.