Residents of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara were on Sunday told of the Guyana Water Incorporated’s (GWI) plans to enhance service within the community.
GWI in a release said that during an outreach programme, Managing Director – Dr. Richard Van West-Charles told residents that three Water Treatment Plants are being constructed in Regions 3, 4, and 6, namely Uitvlugt, Diamond and Sheet Anchor. GWI said that the construction of the plant in Diamond will see the Kaneville community benefitting from improved water quality. As part of the project, GWI will also be installing water meters to help reduce wastage.
While the metering aspect of the project has already begun in Diamond and will soon start in Kaneville, Dr. Van West-Charles told the residents that they will not have to pay the metered rates until after they have seen an improvement in the service.
Based on GWI’s database, there are 629 customers in Kaneville but many have not been honouring their obligation, resulting in an $8.7M debt to the company, as at December 2017, the utility said. In this regard, the Managing Director appealed to residents to settle their outstanding balances, even as he committed to make the necessary adjustments for when the service was deemed below par for some time prior to 2015.