NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) suffered a “monumental” 30 percent revenue loss in 2020 when compared to 2019, its executive chairman told Parliament yesterday.
Adrian Gibson, the Long Island MP, added, however, that the corporation has not disconnected a single customer since last March at the onset of the pandemic.
During his contribution to debate on the mid-year budget, Gibson stated: “WSC has had a challenging year — financially. Notwithstanding that, the corporation continues to strive to live up to its mandate to the Bahamian people, largely under-girded by monies from the CDB and IDB.
“We have incurred monumental losses over the last year. That said, contrary to fake news on social media, WSC has not disconnected a single customer since March 2020.
“I encourage persons to come in and pay their bills or at least put something on it — this is how the corporation pays staff, is able to execute repairs and capital works, etc.”