WASA vandals strike at Bennett Village

WASA's St Joseph compound. - Photo by Sureash Cholai
WASA's St Joseph compound. - Photo by Sureash Cholai

Vandals have struck a Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) facility for a second time.

In a statement, WASA said the Bennett storage tank off John Field Road, Bennett Village, near Los Bajos, was hit.

“The perpetrators removed approximately 80 feet of eight-inch diameter steel pipe that connects the tank to the distribution system, as well as the guard rail around the top of the tank, thereby rendering the facility inoperable.”

On April 8, WASA said it had ramped up security at its water wells after several acts of vandalism over the past year.

The last attack was at its Fyzabad Well No 8 on April 5, when parts of the electrical system were removed, affecting the water supply to customers in the area. It was the first such incident for the year.

The statement said the incident at Bennett Village will affect the water supply to customers in the area, as well as Los Bajos and environs. It said the authority is working to replace the stolen pipeline and repair damage by April 16.

WASA said, “Members of the public are again encouraged to report all acts of vandalism or suspicious activity they observe at the authority’s installations.”

Reports can be made to the police or WASAs call centre at 800-4420/4426.

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