Golden Grove to benefit from improved water quality
Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Hon. Susan Rodrigues returned to the community of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara on Tuesday, February 15 to meet with residents and inform them of the works that have commenced to improve their water service.
The Minister attended an outreach with H.E Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Saturday last, where concerns relating to water quality were raised.
She explained that Guyana Water Incorporated is conducting assessments to address the quality of service they are receiving. The community is supplied with 24 hours water service but there is a high concentration of iron.
To tackle this issue immediately, GWI will be flushing the pipelines. Minister Rodrigues noted that she will see to it that that a schedule is implemented to ensure flushing is done regularly. Plans are also in place to repair leaks along the network, which would help to prevent contamination and further improve water quality.
A long term solution however, is to install in-line filters to treat the water. The Housing and Water Minster pointed out that 52 percent of Guyana is receiving access to treated water and government is committed to providing treated water for at least 90 percent of the population by the end of its first term in office.