GWI to uproot ‘phantom lines’ in Linden
By Jeff Trotman
The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has engaged a contractor to identify all the phantom pipelines that are taking away water from the residents of Blueberry Hill, Linden.
Rawle Friday, Division-al Manager for Guyana Water Inc., made the disclosure on Tuesday at a community development meeting for residents and land owners of Blueberry Hill, Poker Street, Blueberry Hill squatting area and Christianburg.
“Over the years, we have had a lot of old pipelines … We’ve been trying to replace them,” Friday disclosed, noting that self-help work had been done in Blueberry Hill and when he visited a street where someone had complained of a leak, subsequent excavation un-earthed four pipelines in one street.
He said when the pipelines were checked, all of them had water, which indicated that water from the processing plants “is going into some areas and is not being used”.