Still no water in Section D, Non Pareil
Some time in 2010, roughly three years ago, the Ministry of Housing allocated house lots to individuals in Section D, Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara, for residential purposes. From then to now most of the infrastructure has been put in place, roads (made out of loam) and drains.
However, water, probably the most important service, which is necessary for normal human sustenance has not yet been installed. All pipes and mains were laid out about a year ago, but no connection to a water source has been made. We the land owners of this new scheme are pleading with the relevant authorities to hasten the process of getting water into our community. It is extremely expensive to purchase water from private operators, as a tank of 430 gallons costs $4000. A family of 4 will utilize at least two of these tanks of water per week.
At this rate a family living here will have to be willing to pay at least $416,000 per year for water alone. This is almost the price we paid for a lot! There are many houses which have already been constructed but are left unoccupied because there is no water. Additionally, many people would like to start construction but are deterred because of the additional cost that would be incurred to purchase water for building purposes.
(Name and address provided)
We are sending a copy of this letter to Mr Timothy Austin, PRO of Guyana Water Inc for any comment he might wish to make.