Five potable water wells to be drilled in Pomeroon

In keeping with the Government’s commitment to provide safe and adequate water for all, five new potable water wells will be drilled in the Pomeroon in 2022.

This was announced by Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, MP, during a ministerial outreach to Region Two at the weekend. He said the project was catered for under the 2021 national budget, but was delayed due to technical reasons along with the challenges of the pandemic.

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, MP

“The reason for the delay is because, as part of GWI’s work programme this year, they have procured a new rig and that is intended because of its size, to allow easy mobility, so that we can move it from communities to communities.”

Minister Croal told residents that the Government is cognisant of the water woes affecting the region and is working assiduously to bring relief to the people. Some $1.7 billion was allocated for continuous works to improve water quality in the region. The housing minister assured that once the programme is completed, the region will have access to 100 per cent treated water.

Additionally, residents were informed that $40 million will be expended to commence infrastructure works at Buxton and St. Joseph, Charity. Works on access bridges and roads to the new housing developments are also expected to begin soon. Under the Ministry’s 2022 programme, $628 million will be spent to upgrade several roads and bridges in the Old and New Charity Housing Schemes.

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