… We are grateful that our team is safe. Due to loss of power, our desalination plants in the British Virgin Islands remain closed following the severe damage from winds and flooding that the Islands of Tortola and Jost Van Dyke endured from Hurricane Irma.

These plants represent 800,000 gallons of daily production, equivalent to 3% of our total water capacity. We are currently unable to estimate how long it will take for power to be restored to Tortola and Jost van Dyke because of the extensive damage to the country’s infrastructure, and are also working directly with Government officials to expedite the importation of emergency power equipment.

From what we know today, the physical structures of our plants there appear to be intact but without electrical power we are unable to determine whether they are operable. Neither of our three water desalination plants located in the Bahamas sustained damage from the Hurricane. …