Feb 9, 2001
You have probably read or heard that the island of Saint-Barthélemy has been facing a water shortage since the beginning of the year.
Because of the lack of rain since mid-December and the profusion of tourism, the desalinization plant cannot meet the demand for water.
But, no hotel has closed or will close.
A spirit of cooperation has developed between hotels owning desalinization plants, other individuals who have water, and those who do not.
A printed guide about how to help conserve water during your stay has been distributed in every hotel room.
Don't worry, swimming pools are full !
Even though this water shortage is a real problem for the island, we remain very optimistic about its outcome.