Supenaam without water for three weeks


The first village on the Essequibo Coast, Supenaam has been experiencing water shortage for the past three weeks.

Residents told the News Room Sunday that the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) informed them that the water shortage is due to ongoing repair works to the Dry Shore well.

According to the residents, GWI did not give them a time as to when the issue will be resolved.

“Persons in the community contact GWI and they said the normal thing, that it will be back to normal soon, that’s all they keep mentioning,” the resident said.

Residents said they have resorted to sourcing water from the Essequibo River, however, they said it is difficult because of the low tide.

“It is really hard because people depend on GWI for water…most of the residents they have to go to the riverside and then also they had the fire truck from Anna Regina was distributing water in the community,” the resident said.

Residents explained that they experienced water shortage before but not for such a long period.

Meanwhile,  GWI officials told the News Room Sunday that the Well will be up and running by the end of this week.

The company also noted that they have been providing water to residents through the Guyana Fire Service.

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