Port Kaituma to benefit from new well

More than 400 persons from 1 to 4 Miles in Port Kaituma, Region 1 will soon benefit from first time access to potable water as Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) works to ensure water access for all Guyanese.

This objective is being realized with the drilling of a new well in the Two Mile area and the installation of some six (6) kilometres of pipelines in the communities, which will afford residents access to water on their premises.

Someone samples the water as it is being pump tested

This project is funded by the Government of Guyana and executed in close collaboration with the Matarkai Neighbourhood Development Council (NDC). This is aligned to Government’s priorities and commitments made by Minister of Housing and Water, Hon Collin Croal who had several meetings with the residents and promised that potable water will be provided in a very short period.  Based on this commitment, the budgetary allocations were provided and works progressed with most of the employment being provided to residents of Port Kaituma.

Meanwhile, the drilling of another well also commenced in Oronoque, Region 1 to provide first time access to more than 100 households there, as well as improved service to Central Port Kaituma. 

Chief Executive Officer of GWI, Mr. Shaik Baksh, has expressed deep satisfaction in the successful delivery of the new well in the Two Mile area and is leading the team at GWI to successfully complete the new well in the Oronoque area.

The completion of these wells will ultimately result in the community receiving ground water supply, thus reducing dependence on the Port Kaituma River as a source of water.