Over 2000 residents in Mabaruma from several communities will benefit from improved water supply, as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is partnering with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) to provide potable water from the Hosororo waterfalls, DPI/GINA said on Tuesday.
Hosororo Falls is located on the outskirts of Hosororo Hill, a community in the Mabaruma sub-district.
Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Managing Director, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles told DPI/GINA that the water company has constructed a reservoir in Mabaruma. He said that the Hosororo Falls will then feed water into the reservoir for distribution to the community.
“We’ve worked with the GEA on this matter. We had to replace a reservoir and that reservoir was constructed here in Georgetown, after which it was assembled in Mabaruma. GEA is going to use the falls in terms of energy, so we worked with them so we are going to move some water from the falls into the reservoir and then gravity feed into the community,” Dr. Van West-Charles said.
An intake facility is being built and the transmission main to activate the new system, will be installed he said. He added that additional wells will be dug.