Most districts on St. Maarten encounter water problems Tuesday evening

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Country of St. Maarten suffered a significant water shortage on Tuesday evening.

Most of the districts checked by this website was either suffering from an outright interruption of water service or was encountering a water pressure problems.


Some members of the public who got through to the company GEBE, providers of water and electricity on St. Maarten were told that there is an island wide problem.


Among the areas affected; Cayhill, Bush Road, St. Peters, South Reward, Hope Estate, Guana Bay, Sucker Garden and Dutch Quarter. Pointe Blanch was seemingly not affected.


The islands water and electricity service provider GEBE is scheduled to meet with French officials next week to discuss plans to supply the eastern part of French St. Martin with water.


This will allow the French to carry out their plans for a complete renovation of their water network.


However up until eleven (11) pm Tuesday, no information from the company as to the cause of the problem or for how long their clients would have to wait before service is returned to an acceptable level was released.

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