Zeelugt/Tuschen water woes to end this week
…as GWI commissions new well
The residents of Zeelugt and Tuschen who have been out of potable water supply for several weeks are expected to receive water through their taps this week.
Ac cording to a Guyana Water Inc (GWI) press release, the GWI will be commissioning a new well at Vergenogen that will boost current capacity production of the Tuschen well, which was recently rehabilitated after it failed in November 2008.
The new well is expected to satisfy the needs of all areas currently affected.
The commissioning was accelerated after GWI’s Chief Executive (Ag) Mr. Yuri Chandisingh, along with Divisional Manager Mr. Aubrey Roberts, Public Relations Officer Rawle Aaron, Water Resources Engineer Marlon Daniels and a team of engineers visited the area during the past week and held consultation with residents in both areas as it relates to the situations.
The team, after listening to the concerns of residents immediately deployed additional water trucks to the area to boost supplies and a decision was made to accelerate the interconnection of the Vergenogen Well and the Tuschen Well which was recently rehabilitated.
The area has been benefiting from sectionalized distribution during this period, where specified sections of the community received water at specified times of the day and delivery of water via water trucks.
GWI is appealing to residents that have removed stop-corks to have them replaced. Those residents who believe that the integrity of their service connections has been compromised during this period are advised to contact GWI on telephone number 227-8701 and report these incidents.
Recently, residents of Railway View, Meten – Meer – Zorg, West Coast Demerara had complained they have not received potable water in their taps for more than a year.
Kaieteur News understands that the community was once a squatting area which has since been regularized. Pipes in the area were reportedly installed by the GWI.