“All I want for Christmas is water,” may well be the wish for residents of Retrieve, Linden, and they are looking to the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), rather than Santa Claus, to fulfill this need.
This is because the community has been without potable water for almost a month.
According to the concerned residents, no warning was given about any scheduled maintenance in the area, so they are at a loss to know why no water is running through their taps.
The Joseph family expressed total dissatisfaction with the situation and one family member who is holidaying from overseas declared, ‘’this is totally unacceptable, and especially at this time of year when people have so much to do. We need water for everything. There is the cleaning, cooking and so much more, and all of these things require water, but we’re not getting any. This is not fair to us.
“This situation would make me not want to come back here.”
The Couchmans of Retrieve, Linden, also expressed disgust over the situation.
‘’Right now we living by the grace of God- we have to depend on the rain- thank God for that, because if it doesn’t rain I don’t know what will happen. This thing (no water) going on for weeks now and nobody ain’t saying anything. So we don’t know how soon the situation would be rectified,” one family member lamented.
Other residents pointed out that if GWI was encountering some problems the company should have informed residents, and provided alternative sources, such as water trucks, to provide some relief.
It was also pointed out that after a report was made to the Linden office, water flowed through the taps for two days-Wednesday and Thursday of last week.
However no more water has flowed through the taps since.
The residents are pleading with GWI to render some form of relief to them.
‘’This is almost a month now, and that is too long to be without water. Water is life, we need it to do everything, and right now we’re wondering if Christmas is going to find us like this,” one resident declared.
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