Recent Heavy Rainfall Forces Closedown of Kongulai and Kombito Water Sources
Solomon Water has decided to extend the suspension of water supply from Kongulai and Kombito sources due to elevated turbidity levels resulting from recent heavy rainfall. Turbidity, a measure of water cloudiness in surface water sources, can be attributed to factors such as silt, mud, algae, or other suspended particles.
The decision to temporarily halt the water supply is a precautionary measure aimed at preventing the distribution of water that may be unsafe for consumption or general use. The disinfection process employed by Solomon Water is less effective in the presence of high turbidity, rendering the water potentially hazardous and posing health risks to consumers. Moreover, the accumulation of sediment in water with high turbidity can lead to pipe clogging and impact customer facilities.
Solomon Water sincerely apologizes to its valued customers for any inconvenience resulting from this necessary action, emphasizing the paramount importance of ensuring a safe water supply. Carmine Piantedosi, CEO of Solomon Water, acknowledges the current challenges faced by the community and assures customers and the public that the organization remains committed to delivering safe and clean water consistently.
Piantedosi said, “We acknowledge the hardship all of us are experiencing right now and want to assure customers and the public that Solomon Water strives to provide safe and clean water at all times”.“We cannot compromise on the health and safety of our customers when our water sources have high turbidity, which is why we took this necessary action to turn off supply”.
Solomon Water is actively monitoring the situation and pledges to keep customers informed with timely updates regarding the restoration of the water supply.
Source: Solomon Water