Update: May 20, 2014, 6:00 AM – Water and Sewerage Area Manager for Eleuthera, Mr. Anthony Bostwick, reports that repairs were completed at about 1:03am on May 20, 2014, at the RO Plant at the Naval Base in Governor’s Harbour and that water was now being distributed through Central Eleuthera.
May 19, 2014 10:58 AM: According to Water and Sewerage Area Manager for Eleuthera, Mr. Anthony Bostwick, the RO Plant at the Naval Base, north of Governor’s Harbour experienced mechanical operating issues, this past weekend and had to be shut down at 2 pm on Saturday, May 17th for repairs. The work continued until 2:37 am (Sunday morning) and resumed at 5:57 am (Sunday morning). Repairs were thought to have been successfully completed at 10:30 pm on Sunday, May 18th, however, it was discovered that a crank shaft was damaged, which resulted in the plant remaining down on Sunday evening.
Storage levels were said to be at an ‘extreme’ minimum, resulting in the plant being unable to provide proper distribution to the various settlements from Glass Window to Windermere Island until repairs were made. The public is advised that water pressure is expected to be low during the morning of Monday, May 19th, 2014 in Central Eleuthera as crews work to complete repairs.