GWI starts prep work on $850M coastal water projects

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has started preparatory work on the $850M Coastal 2011 Programme, which will see the construction of five wells and an enhanced water supply service.

In a press release, GWI said 5,000 residents of Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast will benefit from boosted water supply when a station is constructed at Onderneeming Scheme Phase 2. Also, 7,000 East Coast Demerara residents are expected to benefit from a station at Hope Lowlands (Hope Estate) that will serve the Clonbrook, Ann’s Grove and Two Friends housing schemes.

GWI Director of Capital Investment Ramchand Jailal said a well will also be drilled to boost the reliability and efficiency of the Cotton Tree Water Treatment Plan that serves 16,000 West Coast Berbice residents. In addition, one will be drilled at Number 47 Village in East Berbice.

“The borehole at Number 46 Village has sufficiently deteriorated,” Jailal said, “hence it is imperative that GWI provide a new station to return normal service.”

On completion of the station 5,500 consumers will experience improved water supply.

GWI also plans to “enhance capacity and increase reliability” at the Rose Hall Water Treatment Plant with a well station at Rose Hall, East Berbice. Jailal said the station will provide increased service to over 8,000 customers.

The projects also include the installation of transmission and distributions mains and service connections upgrades in these and other areas countrywide. The director also noted that though GWI is in the preparatory phase of the project, coastal communities can expect an enhanced service as the year progresses.

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