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Screen_shot_2013-11-05_at_6.51.37_PMImagine being without potable water for three days? Sounds awful right, frustrating even!!! Well that was the case of three villages in the Corozal District who were without potable water since Saturday.


On Saturday morning residents of San Pedro, Cristo Rey and Yo Chen Village woke up only to find that no water was running through the pipes. Without potable water available in the villages residents relied on the manmade wells to continue with their daily chores. The good news tonight is that the problem was fixed this morning. When we arrived at the village of Cristo Rey work was being conducted on the water pump which according to Chairman of the Water Board Pedro Cob was the main cause of the problem.


Pedro Cob- Chairman Water Board


“Nos dimos cuenta de que este el control box, este control box no estaba trabajando como debía entonces cuando sobre cargaba cortaba la corriente de la bomba entonces decidimos conseguir uno, yo me fui a Belice el Sábado y traje uno control box nuevo es el que tenemos ahorita entonces lo pusimos y la bomba empezó a trabajar otra vez y ya domingo ya no se puede hacer nada comprando uno pues, traje el control box se puso y trabajo como hora y media y se apaga y se apaga y estuvimos dándole así y estuvimos dándole agua a la gente y entonces de allí no buscábamos que hacer y pesábamos que era la bomba entone decidimos sacar la bomba.”


While the electrician did his best to bring the water pump to working condition he was unable to do so and at the end the Water Board had no other alternative but to purchase a new water pump.


Pedro Cob- Chairman Water Board


“Esta bomba lo pusimos a las nueve cincuenta los pusimos ya instalado entonces para que le de agua a la gene en un cien por ciento tardaría como dos horas porque las tuberías están secos tenemos de manda agua del tanque son como media milla de acá haya para que llene el tanque y entonces de allí fa a manda a la gente, como entre dos horas ya debe de haber buena presión.”


By this afternoon water had been restored in all three villages.

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