Mare aux Vacoas Mauritius

Mare aux Vacoas 35.9 per cent full

The Central Water Authority (CWA) has temporarily extended water supply by two hours in some regions of the island this week due to Eid ul Fitr and Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated across the island. However, the situation of our reservoirs is still critical as the country’s largest reservoir Mare aux Vacoas is currently filled at [...]

01 Sep 2011, The Independent Daily

Dam to be built on Riv du Poste

Deputy prime minister Dr Rashid Beebeejaun, announced the construction of a dam on Riviere du Poste, which will feed the Mare aux Vacoas reservoir. The announcement was made during a site visit to Mare aux Vacoas on Thursday. Beebeejaun said, “We set up a temporary dam here last month. Around 6,000 metre cubes of water [...]

24 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

10 pc water drinkable at Mare aux Vacoas

The situation at the island’s largest reservoir is becoming more and more serious. After Piton du Milieu, the Central Water Authority is now worried with Mare aux Vacoas, which is actually filled at 33 per cent of its storage capacity. Worse, two thirds of this water is muddy and unusable, leaving only 10 per cent [...]

13 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

CWA identifies new sources of supply

The situation at Mare aux Vacoas remains critical as rainfall in catchment areas has been minimal. The Central Water Authority (CWA) has taken steps to mobilise additional water under new emergency procedures. It should be noted that there has been a decrease of around 11 per cent in rainfall including in Mare aux Vacoas reservoir’s [...]

27 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Water cuts on high lands from today

On Monday, several regions of upper Plaines Wilhems will receive water only once a day, from 4 am to 10 am. The Central Water Authority (CWA) has decided to implement water cuts to avoid being in a catastrophic situation like in 2010 and early this year. A high level meeting is scheduled this week at [...]

02 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Water Level Very Worrying at Mare aux Vacoas At 46.6 %

The water level at Mare aux Vacoas is very worrying at 46.6 %. The reservoir was at 86.2 during the same period last year. The head of communication of the Central Water Authority ( CWA ) Bhishek Narain said that the filling rate of the reservoir should reach 75 %. He also said that the [...]

21 Apr 2011, MauritiusHot

Frequent showers expected

The water situation in the country has improved slightly but the island remains on red alert. The public is advised to use water judiciously.

29 Jan 2011, The Independent Daily