GWI says water tanks at six primary schools need urgent cleaning

The Guyana Water Inc (GWI) has recommended urgent cleaning of the tanks of six primary schools following tests to determine the amount of microbes in the water.

The six schools are: F.E. Pollard Primary, David Street, Kitty; Redeemer Primary, Stone Avenue and Sixth Street, Campbellville; North Georgetown Primary, Woolford Avenue; Agricola Primary, South Ruimveldt Park Primary and St Stephens Primary.

A statement yesterday from GWI said that it is monitoring water quality at schools with the new academic year approaching  and emphasis is being place at the moment on nursery and primary schools.

It says that as its testing is completed, it will announce the results. Aside from those which require urgent cleaning, GWI said that it also tested Comenius Primary, Queenstown; Enterprise Primary, Lodge; J.E. Burnham Primary, Kitty; Rama Krishna Primary, Kitty; Sophia Primary, Sophia; St Agnes Primary, Church Street; St Ambrose Primary, Third and Light streets; St Angela’s Primary, Thomas Street; St Margaret’s Primary, Camp Street; St Sidwell’s Primary, Vlissengen Road and Hadfield Street; Stella Maris Primary, Woolford Avenue; Tucville Primary, Tucville; St Thomas Moore Primary School; Winfer Gardens Primary School; Bel Air Gardens Primary School; Grahams Hall Primary School; Smith’s Memorial Primary; St Pius Primary; West Ruimveldt Primary and Ketley Primary.

Apart from the six schools that require urgent cleaning, GWI said that routine cleaning is still recommended at all locations to prevent any growth of pathogenic organisms.

GWI said that the water quality monitoring exercise is ongoing as it pursues nursery schools and primary schools which it was unable to reach. Secondary schools are next on the agenda.

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