Use water sparingly

– GWI urges city

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is appealing to its Georgetown-based customers to be prudent in their water use as the prolonged dry season that is affecting many parts of the country has resulted in a significant decrease in the water level at the Lamaha Canal.

A release from the company quoted its Chief Executive Yuri Chandisingh as saying, “the decrease in the water level of the canal was sufficient enough to prompt us to engage the assistance of the East Demerara Water Conservancy Board (EDWCB).”

According to the release, EDWCB is currently mobilizing pumps that will replenish the Lamaha canal by pumping water from the East Demerara Water Conservancy into the canal, which is utilized by GWI’s Shelter-Belt Water Treatment Plant.  “This will assist us in ensuring that there is not a significant reduction in water pressure during the dry season,” Chandisingh said. “However, I must implore customers to be sensible in their use of water in light of the prolonged dry season.”

The company said that a full list of water conservation methods for indoor and outdoor use can be found on its website at and customers can also post questions regarding water conservation on GWI’s official Facebook page, or contact the public relation office for information.

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