Ministry Partner: Ministry of Transportation, Works, and Utilities
Project Number: 140
Project Start Date: October 2019
Projected End Date: November 2020
Duration: 13 months
Contractor: Autland Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd.
Funding Source: BVI Government
Hurricanes Maria and Irma caused damage to the water and sewage system estimated at around $63,000,000. There was severe damage to the water network and major storage reservoirs were all impacted to various extents. From minor impact to completely destroyed assets, the two hurricanes left a severely compromised infrastructure. The average level of un-accounted for water after the hurricanes stands over 50% and this comprises both physical and commercial losses.
Most of the water distribution network was impacted by the Hurricane leading to water leaks in the water supply network. The customer metering coverage is partially restored, with the rest of the customers being on assessed consumption. The Government has taken a holistic approach to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure.