Rehabilitation of Karasabai Water System Commences with Resistivity Logging

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Georgetown, Guyana:  In an effort to combat the existing difficulties of accessing water in the village of Karasabai, Region 9, the Guyana Water Inc. conducted a resistivity log to aid in the identification of additional water sources to adequately supply residents.

Resistivity logging entails the search for underground water sources below the earth’s surface and through deep rock formation, for the drilling of new wells.

Geophysical survey carried out by the technical team, supervised by representative of the village of Karasabai.

A report, detailing the results of this logging exercise, was handed over to Karasabai village representatives on Wednesday, February 20 by GWI’s Managing Director, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles, in the presence of Executive Director of Hinterland Services, Mr. Ramchand Jailal.

Accepting on behalf of the village were Community Project Coordinator – Mr. Ronald Lee Bing and youth activists Mr. Seon Kartright and Mr. Marlon Edwards.

The activities also included a geophysical survey, as well as an on-site analysis of local geology to determine the potential for extraction of water for public use.

According to Mr. Lee Bing, the works done on the water system under the previous administration resulted in an inadequate supply to the village for a number of years.

However he expressed gratitude to GWI for its frequent visits and timely intervention under new leadership.

Karasabai has a few hand dug and drilled wells that are inadequate to supply the existing demand in the community and distribute water to the entire population of approximately 1,500 persons. GWI made this observation during a recent visit. This logging exercise signals the beginning of works to improve the water system.