Treated tap water for Edinburgh
DPI, GUYANA, Monday, June 11, 2018
Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice residents will soon receive treated tap water as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) works to improve the water quality in Region Six.
GWI’s Region Six Regional Manager, Jawaharlall Ramjug explained to the Department of Public Information (DPI), “We’re currently relocating and installing pipes in the Glasgow, Edinburgh area to facilitate the road construction. At the same time we’re taking advantage of that project to link the distribution at Edinburgh pump station to the New Amsterdam Water Treatment Plant to improve the water quality.”
Region Six has seen significant improvements in the last year and has new projects in the pipeline. Some of these include the improvement in the quality of water distributed in the Sheet Anchor area. This is primarily due to a change in the treatment process reducing the iron content.
Additionally, pipeline distribution networks were installed at North and South Gibraltar, a distribution network was constructed Lesbeholden North while a next one will be constructed in another street in the community.
“Those are works that were done based on requests made by the Regional Chairman, local community leaders and neighbourhood democratic councils. We’re waiting on a machine to start excavation at Crabwood Creek so we can install a distribution network there.”
Other plans for 2018 include construction of a new office for New Amsterdam and Springlands, sleeving and fishing of wells to increase their lifespan, and the construction of a new water filter at the Port Mourant water treatment plant to benefit approximately 1136 customers among others.
The sum of $3.2 billion was budgeted to improve the quality of water across the country in 2018, 9.7% above the amount for 2017.
By: Ranetta La Fleur.