Work to restore drinking-water supplies on Saint-Martin continues to move forward. At this point, the system is delivering 3.5 million liters a day, i.e. about two-thirds of its pre-Irma output. The situation is improving a little each day, thanks to Veolia’s and its Foundation’s teams. At this point, more than 60% of the individual connections have been reopened and are once again supplying drinking water to taps in the island’s homes.
One month after hurricane Irma, 80 people—Veolia employees, subcontractors and partners—continue to work amid difficult circumstances on Saint-Martin. The network sustained considerable damage and there is still a lot of work to do before supplies are fully operational again.
To this end, Veolia is submitting an action plan for authorities to approve, covering drinking-water production, distribution and sewerage, and including objectives, timelines and resources.
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> Water production and distribution in Saint-Martin gradually restarts
> Veolia teams mobilized to supply drinking water to hurricane victims on Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy
> Veolia mobilizes following hurricane Irma