More than 150 families along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway are benefitting from potable water for the first time, GINA said. This is after a well was drilled and a water supply system installed at Hillfoot.
Guyana Water Inc. (GWI), Executive Director for Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, Ramchand Jailal, told GINA that GWI is moving aggressively to serve communities not receiving water.
Jailal said that GWI is also in the process of setting up a water supply system at Silver Hill, another community along the Highway. “That one is presently being tested and works are ongoing and we’re hoping to have that well completed within another two weeks for residents in the area to benefit from potable water supply,” he said.
As a result of the drought earlier this year, residents of Silver Hill were without access to water. The residents, including schoolchildren had to access water from tankers or creeks far away. “It is expected that when the new well is drilled the residents will be relieved from their burdens,”Jailall said, adding that works should be completed within the next two months.
Additionally works are ongoing in several communities on the East Coast Demerara including Dazzell Housing Scheme, Lusignan, the railway embankment and President’s College road, GINA was told. GWI is installing additional transmission mains for persons who have no access to water in those communities. Residents of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice are also to benefit from water supply.