–as GWI commences drilling of well in the community
RESIDENTS of Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD), will soon benefit from an increased supply of potable water, as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has commenced drilling of a water well in the community.
The well is being drilled to a depth of 920 feet by S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies & Construction Services.
According to a report from the Department of Public Information (DPI), technical officers of GWI met recently with officials of the Mon Repos La Reconnaissance Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) to obtain a progress report on the exercise.
Executive Director of Operations at GWI, Jawaharlall Ramjug, said that there was a delay in the commencement of drilling as a result of challenges encountered in shipping the materials to Guyana due to the ongoing pandemic.
Despite the delay, NDC Chairman (ag), Jagroop (only name given), was satisfied that work has commenced. He conveyed his hope that drilling will be completed within the specified timeframe.
The NDC team was informed that residents within close proximity of the drilling site will, from time-to-time, experience noise-associated activities.
To this end, GWI is asking residents to be patient and understanding while the company works to ensure that the community of Lusignan has the best water supply possible. The previous Lusignan well had collapsed earlier this year and numerous attempts were made to conduct repairs but to no avail. After many attempts, it was decided that a new well will be drilled in the community to restore normalcy to the water supply for residents.
Chief Executive Officer of GWI, Shaik Baksh, had met with both residents of the community and councillors of the NDC to discuss the company’s plans for the new well and to address any concerns.
Since the collapse of the well, alternative arrangements were implemented to provide a steady level of service to residents of Lusignan. This included channelling water from the Friendship Water Treatment Plant to provide residents with 10 hours of water supply, daily.
Additionally, extensive repairs to the water distribution network were done within the community to further improve the water pressure.