Minister defends WASA’s seizure of farmers’ water pumps

    Hollis Reservoir (File photo)

    WASA’s police were doing their job when they seized water pumps from farmers in Aranguez according to the Public Utilities Minister.

    Mr Robert Le Hunte, responding to questions in Parliament about last Saturday’s incident, says WASA is the only authority allowed abstract water.

    He warns that a license must be acquired by any other entity seeking to engage in such an activity and is lauding the authority for cracking down on illegal water usage.

    Mr Le Hunte says while a legal challenge has been filed it is WASA’s intention to prosecute the alleged offenders.