$6M investment to tackle water discolouration in LBI, BV
A major improvement in water quality is in the pipelines for customers being served by the La Bonne Intention (LBI) pump station. This is as a result of an investment by the Guyana Water Incorporated to implement a product called SeaQuest, which will ensure visibly clearer water for residents.
The implementation of SeaQuest at this pump station was done at an initial cost of approximately GYD$3.5 million, with an additional GYD$2.5 million per month being pumped into its upkeep, according to a release from GWI.
“SeaQuest is dosed into water at pump stations to reduce the presence of iron, thus helping to mitigate discoloration. This process however, will see customers experiencing some amount of discolouration in their water supply over the next 6-8 weeks. This is due mainly to SeaQuest working to clean any incrustation in the distribution and service lines,” the release noted.
Thereafter, residents will see noticeably clearer water flowing from their taps. The beneficiaries of this undertaking are residents of the villages serviced by the LBI pump station. These are: Felicity, Happy Acres, Le Resouvenir, Success, Chateau Margot, LBI, Kersaint Park, North Railway of Beterverwagting and Triumph Public Road.
GWI noted that SeaQuest is also being used at a number of other pump stations across the coast of Guyana. These include: Dryshore, Onderneeming Public Road, Onderneeming Red Village, Cullen, Walton Hall, Somerset and Lima Sands – Region 2; Hubu – Region 3; Grove, Eccles, Agricola, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Turkeyen, Bee Hive, Clonbrook – Region 4; Ithaca – Region 5 and Edingburgh – Region 6.
With this substantial investment being pumped into the improvement of water quality supply across the country, GWI is calling on customers to conserve on their water consumption and to make bill payment a priority.