Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Water and Sewerage
Release Date:
Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 11:45am

The Ministry of Communications is informing the residents of Virgin Gorda that the interruption to the water distribution service is being carefully handled by the ministry through the Water and Sewerage Department.

A technical team was dispatched to the water plant in Virgin Gorda and reported that the vast amount of seaweed in the bay has caused the plant’s desalination process to become dysfunctional as a result of the thick seaweed film.

The Ministry of Communications and Works is working in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and a team has been mobilised to remove the seaweed from in the bay. The ministry anticipates that the water plant will be in full operation within the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Ministry of Communications and Works apologises for this inconvenience and thanks the residents of Virgin Gorda for their patience.


Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg