Moraikobai residents benefit from upgrade of potable water supply system
DPI, Guyana, Monday, March 05, 2018
The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) recently concluded a much-needed maintenance and rehabilitation upgrade of the water supply system in Moraikobai in the upper reaches of the Mahaicony River in Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice).
The works will see the improved distribution of potable water for the residents. The residents were loud in their praise for the Administration of Region Five for strong representation made to GWI, which led to the problem being resolved in a matter of days.
GWI’s Region Five Manager, Keine Read said that a team was sent into the area in mid- February following a request from the Regional Executive Officer, Ovid Morrison.
Morrison and a team had visited the riverine community, which is located approximately 96 miles from the coast, a few days before and had received complaints that the high iron content in the water had not only affected their residences but also the work of the primary school, the health centre and the guest house. Persons living in the southern section of the village had been particularly affected by the quality and inadequacy of potable water being received.
The GWI team flushed out the system and also plugged many leaks which had developed and had affected the volume of delivery to the homes and public places.
Moraikobai residents have since expressed satisfaction with the adequacy and volume of water being received, as well as its quality
Other assistance provided by the regional administration included sufficient fuel to operate the generator providing electricity to the community until year end. The Region will incur a cost of $6M towards this end, Morrison said.
Arrangements are currently being finalised to reactivate the in the community with the provision of two batteries which should be in place by the end of this week.
Arrangements are also being finalised for the training of three persons by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) in the operation and maintenance of the generating set.
By: Clifford Stanley