GWI partners with GEA to provide potable water to Mabaruma

Mabaruma Village in the North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) is the latest beneficiary of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) partnership with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), which seeks to provide potable water by the construction of an intake facility to facilitate water movement from the Hosororo waterfalls into the community of more than 2000 residents.
GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles said GWI in collaboration with the GEA has reconstructed a reservoir in Mabaruma. According to the Department of Public Information/Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA), the GWI’s Managing Director explained that the previous reservoir had to be replaced.
“GEA is going to use the falls in terms of energy, so we worked with them, so we are going to move some water from the falls into the reservoir and then gravity feed into the community,” Dr Van West-Charles said.
An intake facility is presently being constructed and a transmission main will be installed to activate the new system, while secondary wells will also be constructed to ensure full coverage, according to Dr West-Charles. In addition, a chlorination system will be installed to ensure good water quality.
According to media reports, this project is expected to be completed by the end of August.
GWI’s statistics revealed that more than 100,000 persons have benefited from infrastructural development and improved water service over a period of 18 months.