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#NWC says A Prohibition Order will take effect on May 24, in light of the prevailing drought conditions affecting sections of the island. This means that more stringent water conservation measures must be observed and potable water reserved for only essential uses.
Essential uses include drinking, cooking, washing & bathing. Offenses that are to be punishable by a fine imposed by the parish courts after conviction or, for failing to pay the fine, imprisonment for up to thirty days include:
• WATERING OF GARDENS & LAWNS
• REFILLING OF SWIMMING POOLS OR PONDS
• WASHING OF VEHICLES BY THE USE OF A HOSE
• WASHING PAVEMENTS, ROADWAYS OR GARAGES
• ANY PURPOSE WHICH MAY REQUIRE THE USE OF A CONSIDERABLE OR EXCESSIVE VOLUME OF WATER.
The Prohibition Order takes legal effect from the 24th day of May 2019 and is specific to the use of water supplied by the National Water Commission in drought affected areas. The Prohibition Order also applies to persons who cause or give permission to others to break the law.