No water for the holidays
Whether its Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Old Year's Day, New Year's Day, Easter, Labour Day or Independence Day it makes no difference to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), they want us to know they are in full control of our water supply, particularly at Marcano St, Manahambre Road, in Princes Town.
This monopoly by WASA is indeed detrimental to any developed country. Yet we parrot our 50th anniversary drivel and a basic necessity like water, even on the most sharing and caring day in the year, is too much to ask for.
Imagine incessant rainfall cannot even jolt their outdated system of turning off the supply at will on this street.
I am positive if I were to ask the average turncock Joe why do they lock us off every day without fail his response would be "just following instructions" or sometimes none at all.
Is anybody serious in moving this country forward? Starting with water, for example does WASA have a heart, or do we need competition in the market?
But then, too many interests will be affected, so it will always be business as usual and the hated twins of WASA—efficiency and delivery—must take a back seat.
But like I always say, who cares, if WASA refuses to send water for us of all days like Christmas Day, can we depend on them on a normal day?
Where is the supply for this street going to? What area WASA, please tell us? Who is there to appeal to?
But pay your bill on time or be disconnected is their mantra.
We are in charge and I will repeat, the only solution to this problem is competition and let the chips fall where they may. But do the powers have the courage?