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The Government has been briefed for the second time today on the latest developments regarding water disruption across Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service’s Operational phase of the Power’s Drive Tunnel Incident is now over. The Incident site was formally handed over to the Technical Services Department this morning, a week to the day after the initial response last Tuesday 26th July 2022.

The Minister with responsibility for Heritage, Professor John Cortes, yesterday visited the Gibraltar National Museum laboratories, and was shown around by Dr Stewart Finlayson.

The Government has this evening been briefed for the second time today on the latest situation regarding water supply across Gibraltar.

As from tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd August, the Europa Pool complex will be closed. This is because the Europa Pool uses a significant amount of water during its operation in order to maintain water in optimum condition.

The Department of the Environment has arranged for two bowsers of non-potable water to be deployed at two locations around Gibraltar. These are the Morrisons car park and the lower level of New Harbours Industrial Park.

The Office of Civil Contingencies, upon the advice of the Ministry for Equality, have made additional provision for showering facilities with the assistance of the Care Agency.

The Strategic Coordinating Group has met at No.6 Convent Place this Sunday evening. The Government has been updated by AquaGib on the progress being made to ensure a return of potable water to the affected parts of Gibraltar.

Following a meeting of the Strategic Coordinating Group dealing with water disruption that has met this evening, the Government has been advised that water supply to the affected areas in Gibraltar, namely the lower south district is unlikely to return before midday tomorrow.

The Ministry of Environment has imported 200,000 litres of non-potable water overnight as a contingency measure following restrictions to non-essential use of water.

AquaGib is currently implementing nightly restrictions to water supply. The reason for this is to allow production to be transferred to the Waterworks reservoirs and build up stock.

The Deputy Chief Minister, as Acting Chief Minister, has this morning convened a further emergency Civil Contingencies meeting on the continued fresh water disruption across Gibraltar.

The fire that has been burning inside Power's Drive Tunnel has resulted in significant rockfall inside the tunnel which has come to light this afternoon.

The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have this afternoon continued to combat a fire in Power’s Drive Tunnel, located on the East Side of the Rock.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has announced the appointment of Accountant General Charles Santos to the post of Financial Secretary as from the 1st of October.

Gibraltar Cultural Services GCS, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is inviting entries for the 49th Gibraltar International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery from the 2nd to the 12th of November 2022.

The Chief Minister delivered HM the Queen’s personal card to Mr Hector Cohen MBE on his 100th birthday.

Dolphins Youth Club recently held a community BBQ charity fundraiser, bringing together the young people and the community for an evening of fun whilst raising funds for two very important local charities; Caring for Gibraltar and The EV Foundation.

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture has announced several cultural events in London as part of the National Week Celebrations.

Nine artists will be representing Gibraltar at a special exhibition in Bermondsey Project Space, in London, in September.