Lethem power outage disrupts water, closes schools

Lethem and neighbouring communities lost power and water over the weekend, resulting in the temporarily closure of six schools.

Chairman of the Lethem Power Company Inc (LPCI) Board John Macedo told Stabroek News that on Thursday one of the generators used to supply electricity to the community was taken in for routine servicing and since there was no a backup system in place, residents had to face some blackouts. However, after the routine servicing, both generators stopped working on Saturday due to water accumulation in the fuel compartment of the generator.

No signs of the potential calamity were spotted during the routine servicing, Macedo added. He said that personnel are trying to determine the possible cause for the shutdown of the generators to restore power in the area. He said the LPCI is taking the situation very seriously and he asked  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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