Moco Moco Community to get new well

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Press Release

Georgetown, Guyana – Sunday, July 21, 2019

In its quest to create equity between the coastland and the hinterland, the Guyana Water Incorporated on Thursday revealed plans to drill a water well in the village of Moco Moco, in Region 9.

During their visit to several communities in the Region, GWI’s Managing Director – Dr. Richard Van West-Charles, Executive Director of Hinterland Services – Ramchand Jailal and Region 9 Manager – John Yow met with Moco Moco Toshao James George to discuss the way forward.

Director Jailal explained that works will commence in approximately two weeks and will include the drilling of a well and the laying of transmission and distribution mains.

He added that groundwater is a more secure and safe source of water and it can be easily pumped to the community since electricity is readily available there.

Dr. Van West-Charles proposed that the community provides the manpower,
with the guidance of GWI to get the job done.

The Managing Director asked the Toshao to identify persons to be trained to service and maintain the system.

Toshao George welcomed the news, noting that it’s a step in the right direction for his village and that it is a dream come through.

Over 551 persons residing in Moco Moco and Moco Moco Settlement will benefit from this project.


In Massara, a section of the community did not have access to potable water and the residents were practising rainwater harvesting. However, GWI has since run 2.7km of pipelines to interconnect the entire system and provide service connections to residents. Works were also conducted to increase storage capacity for the community, allowing them 6 hours of water supply per day, compared 2 hours or in some cases no water access.

Massara Toshao, Arnold Bartholomew said the residents of section two are satisfied now that the pipes are in their yard and thanked GWI for the work done.


GWI connected pipelines and installed 25 service connections from an existing network to the western part of the community. Works were also done to ensure water is pumped faster to the well and a photovoltaic system will be installed to supply power to the network. Toshao Russian Dorrick thanked GWI and noted that the new network will significantly improve their everyday livelihoods.

Sand Creek

Upon carrying out checkup visits at Sand Creek, Dr. Van West-Charles registered his dissatisfaction with plumbing that existed at the Health Center. As such, he assured that GWI will work to rectify it so that there is access to potable water throughout the centre so that work can be conducted in a sanitary manner.

Additionally, he noted that works are progressing on the network in the community he will ensure that all systems are functioning properly before its commissioning.

Sand Creek Toshao Mr. Maxie Pugsley expressed his gratitude to Dr. Van West-Charles for his constant visits to see that works are carried out satisfactorily.