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St Helena water crisis – full coverage

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St Helena drought text 640The threat of the water supply being shut down on parts of St Helena remains despite days of rainfall, officials reported on Wednesday 5 June 2013.

The following areas are at risk: Half Tree Hollow, Cowpath, Ladder Hill, Red Hill, Sapper Way, New Ground, Clay Gut, Pounceys, Kunjie Field, Scotland, Plantation, Cleughs Plain, Rosemary Plain, Francis Plain, Crack Plain and Guinea Grass.

Water remains plentiful in Jamestown and the east of the island.

See full coverage:
Water shut-down threat remains despite days of rain
Island ‘could have reacted sooner’ to severe water shortage
Island can never fully protect against drought, says Peter
Help on the way as drought teams carry water up the hill
Import tax on water is lifted as ship tops up supply
‘Little rain for three months’: grim outlook as crisis deepens
Failings alleged: drought chiefs promise to do better next time
As reservoirs dry up, island plans to import water
Islanders help in quest for water – but some is beyond reach
Drought highlights risks of untreated water in island homes
Basil Read offers water truck – but it’s too big for roads
Water the lawn, and you’ll get grassed up
Why binmen risk a soaking at the police chief’s house…

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