Published On: Sat, Jul 9th, 2011

Mare Aux Vacoas, Mauritius Largest Reservoir At Record Lowest Level



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Mare aux Vacoas, filled at only 31.9 per cent of its capacity withonly 8.25 million m3 of water; is at its record lowest level. Taking into account that about 15 to 20 per cent of the water cannot be treated because there is too much mud, the water situation at Mauritius largest reservoir is extremely worrying.

Representatives of the CWA are waiting for minister Rashid Beebeejaun to come back from Singapore before deciding what the next step will be. Beebeejaun attended the Singapore International Water Week which took place from July 4 to 8. During his short visit there, he had working sessions with the Singaporean minister responsible for water resources. The water level in the main reservoirs is continuing to fall critically.

By next week, the CWA will receive two of the four mobile water filters it has purchased at a cost of about Rs 2.5 million each. Chumroo said this will help treat water from rivers and lakes. ‘

“With the new filters, we will be able to tap into the lakes and rivers for water distribution as the filters are mobile, making it possible to treat water from these sources,” said Churnroo. “The water will then be fed into the distribution network,” he added.

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