In observance of World Water Day which is observed on March 22 every year since 1993. Director of the Water and Sewerage Department, Mrs. Perline Scatliffe-Leonard in a Government Information services release that efforts must be made to identify, and in some cases revive water sources to include wells, catchments and natural areas such as ponds to mitigate the impact of Climate Change.
Mrs. Scatliffe-Leonard in remarks on World Water Day 2022 observed on March 22, said, “Potable water service can be grossly impacted during hurricanes, power outages, rising sea levels, and other disasters to which we are exposed and this is why, we must find ways to identify, and in some cases revive our water sources.”
She added that water is life and measures must be taken to ensure that this resource is always available.
“In addition to other initiatives, the department has taken onboard Sustainable Development Goals 6 (SD-6) which is one of the many goals under the United Nations for developing countries, that speaks strictly to water and sanitation. The department continues in its operations and maintenance efforts toward this goal,” the Director said.
The theme for World Water Day 2022 is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible” as groundwater accounts for ninety-nine percent of all liquid freshwater on earth, and has the potential to provide environmental benefits and opportunities.
World Water Day also reinforces efforts to raise awareness to the billions of people living without access to safe water.