A WASA employee carries out remedial works on the water pumps at Upper Bournes Road, St James, yesterday.

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has restored pipe-borne water to residents of Upper Bournes Road in St James.

In a press release issued yesterday in response to a report on the residents’ plight in yesterday’s edition of this newspaper, WASA’s Corporate Communications Manager Daniel Plenty stated that the supply to residents of Providence Estate was restored on Sunday night, with the remainder of residents receiving their supply, yesterday.

“This follows the completion of emergency repairs to a defective pump at the Rossland Booster Station, as well as leaks along the transmission pipeline system, which affected the supply to customers in the Upper St James area,” Plenty said.

“The Authority apologises to customers for any inconvenience caused by the recent disruption in their normal service,” he added.

Speaking with a news team from Guardian Media, who visited the community on Sunday while WASA’s team was conducting the repairs, residents claimed that they had not received pipe-borne water for almost three weeks.

The residents claimed that during the period some received a truck-borne supply from WASA, while others were forced to fill water at a near-by river.