Diamond Well station restored – $12M spent on rehabilitation
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Employees of Nabi Construction Inc during final works on the Diamond Well Station
Employees of Nabi Construction Inc during final works on the Diamond Well Station

THE GUYANA Water Incorporated (GWI) says that customers of Diamond and Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, began receiving normal water service on Wednesday evening following the completion of rehabilitation works on the Diamond Well Station. A release from the GWI quoted the Water Resources Manager Orin Browne as saying, “The final stage of the rehabilitation involved testing the well to ensure that it is capable of normal production levels. We are pleased to report that this exercise was successful and we were able to return the well to the Diamond water distribution network on Wednesday afternoon. Customers of Diamond and Kaneville are now receiving water at adequate levels of service.”
According to the release, Browne further explained that GWI would continue to monitor the well station with a camera inspection scheduled for early next week.
“It is important that we continue to consistently monitor the well station to avoid a recurrence. Our priority countrywide is to ensure that customers are receiving a continuous service.”
Further, Divisional Manager, East Bank Demerara, Orion Dhanraj, explained that the GWI would be conducting a “flushing” exercise to remove any sediment within the distribution system that serves the communities of Diamond and Kaneville.
“Because there was not a continuous flow of water during the rehabilitation of the well station, it is vital that we “flush” the mains to remove any foreign particles. This exercise is necessary to maintain water-quality standards,” Dhanraj was quoted in the release as saying.
The rehabilitation of the Diamond Well Station was supervised by GWI and executed by contractor Nabi Construction Inc. at a cost in excess of G$12 million.
“GWI wishes to apologise and express gratitude for the patience of all customers of Diamond and Kaneville who were without service during the period of disruption. The company also wishes to express sincere gratitude to the management and employees of the Civil Defence Commission for their assistance with water distribution within the affected communities,” the release stated.

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