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Water crisis worsens as consumption goes up

The water shortage on St Helena has grown more serious – and it appears some householders are losing the resolve to use less of it. Reservoir levels have begun to go down in the worst affected area, above Half Tree … Continue reading

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Drought ‘remains critical’ – with little rain expected

St Helena’s drought shows no sign of easing, with the reservoirs serving the most populated island filling too slowly for restrictions to be lifted. It follows months of hot weather and little rain. One senior source told St Helena Online: … Continue reading

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Homes face cut-off as water boss warns: ‘We need rain NOW’

The water shortage on parts of St Helena is now so grave that the supply to many homes may simply be cut off. People in Half Tree Hollow and nearby areas have been warned: “This is serious. We need some substantial … Continue reading

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Hosepipes banned as island dries out in the sun

A hosepipe ban has been imposed for parts of St Helena because water supplies have dwindled in a long spell of dry weather. The ban affects people whose water comes from the Red Hill treatment works, and those in Sandy Bay who … Continue reading

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