Re: Feasibility Study about water
as everybody in Mauritius knows is the full water pressure (less than 1.5 bar) only available in the peak hours (usually in the morning and the evening) Thats why nearly every house has its own water tanks. This is to ensure that outside the peak hours one still can have a shower ...
The reason why they reduce the pressure is that most of CWA pipes are old and rotten and are leaking lots of water. Thus reducing the pressure to much lower levels reduces the losses. In October in the newspaper "The Independent" was a report mentioned that suggested that around 49% of the water is lost due to leaks in the pipes. So its not really a problem of the weather, its a problem of the CWA, a company fully owned by the government.
They simply have not repaired / replaced rotten old pipes since years. That's why we are now running into problems.