GWI collaborates with Village Councils to install Brazilian-drilled wells

Residents of Deep South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), will now have continuous access to potable water following the signing of agreements between Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and Village Councils for the installation of distribution networks.
These networks are to be connected to their existing community wells and more specifically, those recently drilled by the Brazilian Army in collaboration with the Guyana Government.
The newly-drilled wells are expected to alleviate the struggles faced during the dry season, which lasts from October to March, as well as provide increased access to potable water.
Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles and a team of GWI officials on Tuesday travelled to a number of communities that will be served by the new wells. There, they engaged the Village Councils and residents, as well as entered into agreements for the installation of the pipelines.
As part of the agreements per village, community members will be employed to conduct the works under the directive of GWI.
Agreements were signed with Village Councils of various communities on Tuesday last. This marks the first phase for the installation of the water distribution network which will be connected to the newly-drilled wells. GWI has also committed to undertaking a number of tasks to improve the water supply system in the villages.
GWI will be signing agreements with the Village Councils of Baishaidrun and Shea to undertake similar projects in the near future.