WCD water woes resolved after weeks of waiting

first_imgAfter more than three weeks without potable water in several villages on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD), residents have confirmed that the issue has been resolved.Guyana Times was informed that water supply resumed as per normal and the scheduled timings were extended, for additional hours. Many persons were elated at this outcome, since they were now accessing clean water to perform household chores and for drinking purposes.“After it was published in Guyana Times, we got back the water now and it is normal in the community. The pressure is okay and the timing for the water, they fixed that. Instead of having the water cutting off for a certain period, the water is continuous. We’re getting it all the time,” a resident said over the weekend.It was reported last month that several villages on the WCD were deprived of potable water and villagers were sourcing water from trenches. Some days, a few households were fortunate to have access to very low-pressure water.“Late in the night then, you might be lucky to get it very slow and maybe early in the morning like 03:30h, but it just dripping so that can’t really do anything,” an affected person had complained.One of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) representatives told this publication last week that hundreds of persons from her district were affected by the unreliable water supply from the utility company, Guyana Water Inc (GWI). Although they have been without potable water in the past, this has been the longest period of poor water supply.‘‘The entire village was without water. The residents have to go by the trench to dip water to do their chores. They have a pump station in Vergenoegen and since we’ve been having this problem. We write GWI and they replied that they will fix the problem, but the problem is getting worse,” the Councillor said.“The water is not clear. It’s reddish, sometimes it’s muddy and sometimes you can’t use it, because it is causing itching on the children and the adults as well.”Meten-Meer-Zorg was also facing the same issue, but the water supply was restored about one week ago and has since been consistent.last_img

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