Repairs to collapsed Diamond well for October completion


The Ministry of Housing and Water is pleading with residents of Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) to be patient as important work continues at the water well at Sixth Avenue.

According to the Ministry, the engineers have encountered some challenges.

Minister of Housing and Water, Colin Croal made the plea during a recent visit to the site, where he thoroughly inspected ongoing works.

He said the engineers from the Guyana Water Incorporation (GWI) are ceaselessly working to fix the well that collapsed back in April.

“I’m asking for just some more time, more patience from residents. As you can see, we are drilling [and] the workers are working around the clock. Right now, they are going to about 700 feet,” Croal explained.

Minister of Housing and Water, Colin Croal (center) during a visit to the site. (Photo: DPI/September 22, 2023)

Highlighting some of the hiccups during the process, Croal noted that due to the progress, he is positive that the well will be completed soon.

“At least by the end of October to have this completed. We have to ensure that all the activities are finished in the correct way, including developing it properly so that it can be sustained,” Croal said.

Currently, residents in the area are having water on a rotational basis.

However, when the new well is complete, this will stop. It is expected to supply water at 220 cubic feet per minute. (Extracted from DPI)

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