Construction works started off at Bagatelle Dam today, December 22. It will be full to capacity in 4 to 5 months, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Services, Ivan Collendavelloo.
Bagatelle Dam will soon be 100% filled (14 millions m³)—it is only a matter of few months now that water from a nearby river has been diverted to the desired spot. Minister Ivan Collendavelloo explains that the works will last for a period of 4 to 5 months.
This measure is hoped to cater for a better water supply. Regions of Port-Louis are expected to have an improved water supply in 2 months while other areas will have to wait for a longer time: for instance, Rose-Hill, Stanley, and Coromandel will only enjoy similar improved facilities in around 20 months.
Minister Ivan Collendavelloo explains that the goal is to provide the population with drinking water throughout the day and night without interruption.