… water distribution exercise to commence
As the water woes in Little Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) continue, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has indicated that its team would be working to have the water flow regularised by this weekend.
In the meantime, the utility company will commence a water distribution exercise via tankers throughout the course of this week in the affected areas.
This was according to the acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the company, Kirk Clarke, who informed <<<Guyana Times>>> that they were working to address the water shortage as soon as possible.
Commenting on the root of the problem, Clarke explained that it was not water main problems in Little Diamond but rather a breakage in Mocha, EBD, which resulted in the shortage of water.
Noting the recent complaints by residents as it relates to acquiring water for domestic purposes, Clarke confirmed that the company’s team would be visiting the area daily to distribute water.
In cases where persons are not present at home during the day to receive their supply of water, the team will have another exercise during the evening hours so that every resident could benefit.
However, GWI assured that the engineering team would be working around the clock to have the situation fixed so that the situation could return to normal.
According to the residents who spoke with this publication recently, the area has been without water for the past month and little has been done by the nation’s water supplier to have the issue addressed.
One resident said GWI personnel had visited the area for their regular assessment of water metres, but when the situation was reported, they had responded “there is nothing that we can do”.
Another resident said the team had been working on the main and informed the residents that they could not locate the fault and, therefore, could not address it.
Meanwhile, the residents had expressed their frustration since it was their belief that the GWI was turning a deaf ear to their complaints.
They had stated that their families were being inconvenienced as a result of the shortage.
“I have to go to work and I got children to send to school, so we need something to be done immediately,” one resident said.