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Basil Read offers water truck – but it’s too big for roads

A giant water carrier from St Helena’s airport site has been put on standby to help if the island’s domestic supply has to be switched off, as drought continues. But the vehicle is legally too big for the narrow and … Continue reading

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Water the lawn, and you’ll get grassed up

Police are investigating reports that people on St Helena have been wasting water – with the island only six days away from its supplies drying up in the most populated area. A ban on using hoses and sprinklers has been … Continue reading

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Stop taking baths, says Castle, as water shortage goes on

Warnings of prosecutions for wasting water have been issued by St Helena Government as a severe drought continues in the most populated parts of the island.   Privately, government sources say some islanders do not appear to understand how serious … 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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Water shortage continues despite Easter rain

Periods of heavy rainfall have failed to end a severe water shortage on St Helena. Red Hill reservoir remains only 42% full, leaving people in Half Tree Hollow and the west of the island asked to observe a voluntary hosepipe … Continue reading

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