Dear Editor,

The Guyana Water Incorporated wishes to provide clarity to the situation captured in the Stabroek News photo captioned `Blankenburg water main’ on July 22, 2017.

It should be noted that the water seen in the photograph was emanating from a broken fire hydrant, which was unearthed by road contractors under the road expansion project. This is believed to have occurred at 17:00hrs on Friday, July 21, 2017 (the scheduled delivery time for the treatment plant).

GWI then mobilised, assessed the problem, relocated the blown out component of the hydrant and reinstalled a temporary solution to reduce wastage. This was completed at 19:00hrs on the day in question. A more permanent solution will be implemented to prevent a recurrence.

Earlier this year GWI rehabilitated over 400 fire hydrants in Georgetown alone and is in the process of rehabilitating more hydrants in other parts of the country, as the company seeks to ensure they are operable countrywide.

If you would like to report an inoperable fire hydrant in your area, you can contact GWI’s Customer Call Centre on 227-8701/03/04 or e-mail For up-dates follow us on Facebook, Insta-gram and Twitter @guyanawaterinc.

 Yours faithfully,

Leana Bradshaw

Public Relations Officer

Guyana Water Incorporated



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