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Antiguans warned of more water rationing

Published:Wednesday | January 7, 2015 | 1:40 PM

The Antigua Public Utilities Authority has warned consumers that water rationing will continue well into the New Year, as the twin-island state grapples with an ongoing drought.



Water production engineer at the Authority, Ian Lewis, says scheduled rationing will continue even as efforts are being made to ensure improved water supplies.



Lewis says the agency has asked the company from which it purchases water to increase production from a daily figure of three point one million to four million gallons.



He says the Authority has been rationing water since May 2014.



And he says while the majority of the water supply comes through desalination, heavy rains in recent months have destroyed infrastructure resulting in a shortage of water to consumers.



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