GWI says $72M sewerage cleaner will ease overflows

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) now has a $72 Million HI-VAC Truck Mounted sewerage cleaner purchased by the Government of Guyana through the Inter-American Development Bank.

According to Chief Executive, GWI, Shaik Baksh the investment is meant to alleviate instances of sewage overflows, a release from GWI said.

“This investment forms a critical part of the Georgetown Sewerage Rehabilitation Programme,” stated the Chief Executive, “it will assist with the servicing and maintenance of the existing infrastructure.

The sewerage cleaner (GWI photo)

The tanker will be operated by GWI.  GWI’s Director of Procurement, Aubrey Roberts said that  “the tanker is equipped with a vacuum pump and jetter to remove blockages which result in sewage overflows”.

The GWI release said that Baksh warned that despite the company acquiring the new asset, customers must continue to desist from abusing the system.

“I am appealing to all users of the sewerage system,” stated Baksh, “no obstacles must be dumped into the system; our sanitation team continues to uncover clothing items, cement blocks, old vehicle parts and numerous unwanted objects in the system.”

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