Improved water supply for Moruca villages -Minister Croal
Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal says his Ministry is devising a plan that would see an improved water supply within the Moruca sub-district in Region One (Barima-Waini).
During the latter part of the year, the Ministry, through the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), would be dispatching a water well rig to Moruca to start drilling wells in the area.
Minister Croal disclosed this during an engagement with village leaders at the Santa Rosa Secondary School in the Barima-Waini region on Friday.
While the Ministry is seeking to expand the services, it also plans to improve the quality of water supplied to residents. This is part of the Government’s wider plan to improve the quality of water nationwide in keeping with the World Health Organization standard.
“So, by 2022, we will be putting in a new water system for the entire Santa Rosa community…We also recognise the quality of your water so, while in this period we are expanding the distribution, we also have to look at the quality,” the Minister said
Additionally, with the increased electricity distribution expected in Santa Rosa and other parts of Moruca, the GWI would also be upgrading their engine to electrical operating systems, thereby increasing hours to access water.
Minister Croal said this initiative forms part of the PPP/C Administration’s policy to ensure the hinterland communities benefit from the same services as those on the coastland.
Regional Chairman, Mr. Brentnol Ashley, Regional Vice-Chairman, Ms. Annansha Peters and Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Teka Bissessar also attended the meeting.