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Water Authority focusses on leak detection post earthquake

In the aftermath of the 28 Jan. the Water Authority established a dedicated leak detection crew keeping water flowing in local pipes in the aftermath of natural events like earthquakes.

Elgin Avenue pipeline upgrade set for Sunday

The Water Authority is advising customers along Elgin Avenue, between Cricket Square and the Hospital Road intersection, to expect service interruption this Sunday.

Water interruptions expected in parts of George Town

Water Authority - Cayman is advising that some customers in an area of central George Town may experience interruptions to their water supply in the coming six weeks.

Water service restored throughout island

Water service has been restored to all customers across Grand Cayman.

Water Authority welcomes summer interns

More than 20 summer interns are working at the Water Authority – Cayman this summer.

Rate increase for Water Authority consumers

The Water Authority and OfReg have announced a rate increase of 1.46% that will go into effect as of 1 July. That small increase is meant to account for inflation and will represent a marginal addition of approximately $1.50 per month for the average Water Authority consumer.

Water Authority welcomes back new graduates

The Water Authority – Cayman says its family has grown with the return of two of its scholarship recipients, Chynna Retumban and Kristina Powell.

Restricted access to Maclendon Drive this week

The Water Authority – Cayman has advised that Maclendon Drive will have restricted access Tuesday, 21 May through to Friday, 31 May.

Clean-up work continues at historic oil spills

Rubis is continuing clean-up work on several major fuel spills that occurred in Cayman over the last 21 years.

Water Authority to spend $148.6 million on future projects

The Water Authority is planning to spend $148.6 million on 24 projects in the Cayman Islands over the next decade.

Water Authority plans service interruption

The Water Authority issued a public advisory Friday about a temporary service interruption that will impact customers in the Tropical Gardens area on Tuesday morning.

Fairbanks Road closure

Fairbanks Road, between Ithmar Circle and Outpost Street, will be partially closed on Sunday morning as the Water Authority-Cayman carries out work.

Auditor finds vast differences in pay to board members

From the port boss who receives just $150 per meeting to the utilities director who is paid more than $50,000-a-year, an auditor general’s investigation found vast disparity in the pay handed out to the men and women appointed to the boards of some of the Cayman Islands’ most important institutions.

Work starting on new Brac water plant

The Water Authority is kicking off preliminary work on constructing a new water plant on the Cayman Brac Bluff, a major component of its $35 million piped-water project on the sister island.

Water Authority releases report on wetlands dumping

The Water Authority has released a report addressing previously unanswered questions about the National Roads Authority dumping waste containing a carcinogen into Grand Cayman’s wetlands.

EDITORIAL – When government despoils Cayman’s precious wetlands

To environmentalists and conservationists alike, there is no mission more sacred than protecting tropical wetlands, the incubator and habitat of many forms of life...

East End chicken farm plan denied

After approving plans in May to build an $800,000 commercial poultry farm in East End, on Wednesday the Central Planning Authority refused similar plans to build the same farm on a different piece of land – despite the new land being farther away from fresh groundwater that was at risk of being contaminated under the original plans.

Ocean Conversion strikes new deal to operate water plants

Ocean Conversion (Cayman Ltd.) has reached a new five-year agreement with the Water Authority, Cayman to operate reverse osmosis seawater conversion plants in North Sound, Red Gate and North Side. The plants are owned by the Water Authority, but were built by Ocean Conversion and have been operated by the company.

Trench work under way on some Cayman Brac roads

The Water Authority – Cayman advised that the installation of new 4-inch and 3-inch pipelines along three roads in Cayman Brac begins this week.

Water Authority plants slated for US$138K in repairs

Ocean Conversion’s contract to operate water plants in North Sound and Red Gate expired earlier this month, but the company will continue to run them until at least February while the Water Authority reviews bids for a new operating agreement.

Water Authority hiking service rates

The Water Authority has raised rates for water, sewerage and septage services for the first time since 2013.
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NEW: Water warning issued for parts of Cayman Brac

Residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac have been advised to refrain from using well water due to high levels of E. Coli and other bacteria.

Consolidated Water’s negotiations with government drag on

Nearly eight years after Consolidated Water’s license to sell residents water was scheduled to expire, the company and government still have not reached a new agreement.
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OBMI celebrates 50th anniversary in the Cayman Islands

Cayman architecture and interior design firm OBMI celebrated its 50th anniversary with nearly 100 industry representatives at Hemingways restaurant last week.

Compass investigation: Cayman’s water – Where it comes from, where it goes …

Cayman’s most precious resource comes from 150 feet below ground and snakes through a modern array of devices to arrive at your home at the flip of a faucet handle.
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East End shooting range approved

Plans for a $1.45 million commercial shooting range in East End have been given the green light by the Central Planning Authority.
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Road closure in Grand Harbour area

Edgewater Way near the Careenage Condominiums in the Grand Harbour area of George Town will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, Jan 2-5 for the purposes of work being done by CUC and the Water Authority.

Water Authority lab passes external audit

The Water Authority recently passed an audit by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation and had its ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation renewed for another two years.

Geology Education Week to include photo competition

The Water Authority – Cayman is inviting the public to submit photographs of their favorite geological sites in the Cayman Islands as part of Geology Education Week, Oct. 16-20.
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Weekend water interruptions

Homes and businesses on Shamrock Road, between Northward and Manse roads, as well as all adjoining roads, will experience water supply interruptions between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Water Authority – Cayman said the interruption is necessitated by a pipe-laying operation.

Work planned along Condor Road

The installation of new water pipe along Condor Road will affect traffic in the area on Sunday, Aug. 13. Eastbound traffic will be diverted around Bodden Town via Condor Road and Anton Bodden Drive from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. in order to accommodate work by the Water Authority-Cayman.

Water pipeline work scheduled for Bodden Town

Water Authority – Cayman began installing a new pipeline along Condor Road in Bodden Town on Thursday. The work is expected to continue for six weeks.

Man fined for doing unlicensed plumbing work

Michael Augustus West, 51, admitted that in December 2014, he obtained wages of $775 by falsely representing that he was a fit and proper person to be hired for the task with a certified journeyman plumber’s license granted by the Water Authority.

Kids Pantry to benefit from Water Authority donation

The Water Authority-Cayman has donated $4,108 to the Lions Club of Cayman Brac to help reduce child hunger on the island. The money was raised through the Authority’s annual Project Angel Tree in December, according to a press release.

Pump problem cuts water service in George Town

Water pressure in George Town dropped suddenly in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday, leaving many with little or no water coming from the tap. Hannah Reid, spokeswoman for the Water Authority, said a technical issue in one of the pump houses caused pressure to drop in George Town.

Business in brief: IMPT to offer entry level accounting qualification

Women in Maritime Association to hold forum in Cayman; Kristina Powell receives Water Authority scholarship; Ogier announces scholarship recipient and more.

Rubis station to be demolished; answers sought on fuel spill

The Rubis station on Shedden Road will be empty by Friday, and demolition will start immediately as workers and several companies seek the origins, age and size of the fuel spill underneath the premises.

Roadwork postponed

Island Paving Ltd. has rescheduled to July 5 the roadwork to reinstate Bodden Town Road between Gun Square Road and Monument Road.

Fuel spill contaminated drinking water for at least one property

A fuel spill on Shedden Road close to the Rubis gas station contaminated drinking water to a nearby property, according to the Water Authority.

BT water pipeline work delayed

The Water Authority has temporarily halted its work replacing a water pipeline in Bodden Town.

Water prices drop with energy costs

Residential water rates have been dropping along with energy costs, with energy charges on water bills from both the Water Authority and Cayman Water reduced by 30 percent over the past year.

Esterley Tibbetts to close Sunday

The Esterley Tibbetts Highway from the Butterfield roundabout to Lawrence Boulevard will close from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, while Water Authority - Cayman carries out work in the area.

Work continues on Bodden Town water main

Motorists are reminded that water works are taking place along the main road in Bodden Town just past the Gun Square cannons.

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