Safety Protocols for COVID-19
Antigua Public Utilities Authority
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ST. JOHN’S Antigua, March 16th 2020 - The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) recognizes it’s social and corporate responsibility in ensuring a steady and reliable supply of the essential services that we offer are available to the residents of Antigua and Barbuda. Preparation and preventing the spread of the COVID-19 has now become the new reality since this virus has been declared a world pandemic. APUA has been monitoring this disease and immediately created an internal taskforce headed by our Health and Safety Officer along with other senior members across the Business Units. This team has analyzed our business practices and recommends systematic business continuity plans that can be implemented. Our taskforce has been closely monitoring official information and guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Wellness and other international and regional agencies e.g. World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, Caribbean Public Health Agency, etc. Climate change continues to cause implications of water shortage through drought and the increase demand of water. Although we may experience intermittent showers in Antigua, these rainfalls sadly have not been beneficial to our main surface water supply at Potworks Dam and this catchment is almost near the end of the extraction point and will end within an estimated two to three weeks. APUA recognizes the need for frequent water to our customers and have been working expeditiously on our alternative production sources...