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Tests underway, water supply shut down in St. Lucia after dead fish found in river source

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia,  October 16, 2015 – Authorities are testing a water source in a village in the south east of St. Lucia, following the discovery of dead fish.

The Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) said the water supply to Micoud had been compromised and  the Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA) and the Environmental Health Branch (EHB) of the Ministry of Health has been informed of the discovery of the dead fish in the river source within their watershed, for their immediate investigation.

“WASCO is itself conducting detailed water tests to determine the contaminants which may have led to the death of the fish and crayfish,” the water company added in a statement.

Once the results of the tests are obtained, WASCO said a determination would be made on the next course of action.

Although it is still awaiting the results and has not identified the cause of the fish kill, WASCO advised members of the public that the use of poisonous substances to harvest fish and crayfish for sale is very dangerous, as it compromises the water supply as well as people’s lives.

 

 

 

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia,  October 16, 2015 – Authorities are testing a water source in a village in the south east of St. Lucia, following the discovery of dead fish.

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The Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) said the water supply to Micoud had been compromised and  the Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA) and the Environmental Health Branch (EHB) of the Ministry of Health has been informed of the discovery of the dead fish in the river source within their watershed, for their immediate investigation.

“WASCO is itself conducting detailed water tests to determine the contaminants which may have led to the death of the fish and crayfish,” the water company added in a statement.

Once the results of the tests are obtained, WASCO said a determination would be made on the next course of action.

Although it is still awaiting the results and has not identified the cause of the fish kill, WASCO advised members of the public that the use of poisonous substances to harvest fish and crayfish for sale is very dangerous, as it compromises the water supply as well as people’s lives.