An additional 15 households from the village of Esau and Jacob, Mahaicony will soon be able to access potable water for the first time.
The Ministry of Housing and Water reported that following complaints from several residents in the area, Minister Susan Rodrigues asked for an assessment to be done.
A source to supply these households with potable water was found, works in the area commenced immediately.
The project started about a week ago with a connection from the Strath Campbelle Pump Station at Branch Road Mahaicony.
The installation and connection to the main distribution network is expected to be completed within another week. The project is being executed to the tune of some $2.6 M and the works are being done by the staff of Guyana Water Inc. with assistance from Pure Harvest Inc.
Over the coming months, a number of communities in the ten administrative regions will be served with potable water as the government continues to place emphasis on reaching unserved area, the Central Housing and Planning Authority has stated.