Sixth well successfully drilled

DPI, Guyana, Friday, October 26, 2018

A sixth well has been successfully drilled at Awaruwaunau in Region Nine, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo. Drilling commenced October 16, 2018.

This follows the completion of five other wells at Karaudarnau, Aishalton, Chukrikedenau, Maruranau and Shea in Region Nine. So far, water was found in all of the areas drilled. Two more wells are set to be drilled by the local team next week in Baishaidrun and Achewib. The pumps and the solar systems will be installed by the Brazilians.

The project which is a collaboration between the governments of Guyana and Brazil aims to assist in the storage of water during the dry season in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region. The wells are capable of producing potable water for the communities.

Drilling is on schedule and the official handing over is set for November 28.

Image: Civil Defence Commission.

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