New water system for West Coast Berbice residents

Guyana Chronicle
December 22, 1999

RESIDENTS of Blairmont and Shieldstown, West Coast Berbice, are being requested to contact the area office of the Guyana Water Authority (GUYWA) to arrange for service connections, with the coming on stream of a refurbished water system.

The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund (SILWF) Committee says it has fixed the water distribution system at Blairmont and Shieldstown, and plan to hand it over to the water authorities early in the new year.

A press statement from SILWF said the system at Blairmont and Shieldstown has been replaced with new PVC pipes and will be handed over to GUYWA on February 1, 2000.

The committee says its wells have been servicing the two areas but these will be taken out of operation when the repaired system is handed over to GUYWA.

The new distribution system at Blairmont will be serviced by GUYWA's well at Ithaca and the Shieldstown system by GUYWA's well at Rosignol, the release said.

The committee was assisted with funding for the projects from GUYWA, the Social Impact Amelioration Programme (SIMAP) and the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).

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