Improved quality as $36M water system commissioned at Sandhill


Some 129 residents of Sandhill, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) will now be able to access improved potable water following the commissioning of a $36M water supply system in the community on Sunday.

Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal commissioned the system during a visit to the community on Sunday.

In his address, Croal called on the residents to play their part in ensuring that the facility serves the future generation.

For years, residents of Sandhill relied on rainwater as their main source of water.

Prior to the commissioning, Croal met with residents in the village who raised a number of issues affecting them. Suggestions were also made on how these issues can be rectified.

Storage tanks were also installed as part of the project (Photo: Ministry of Housing and Water/February 12, 2024)

Croal told the residents that the Hinterland regions will continue to benefit from several interventions coming out from funds catered for in the 2024 Budget.

This water supply facility was constructed by R. Kissoon Contracting Services.

It consists of a concrete intake pumping chamber at a creek source, the installation of 800 meters of 50mm PVC pipes, and 400 meters of 19mm PVC pipes with 20 service connections.

A concrete slab was also built and storage tanks were installed as part of the project.

The facility is powered by a photovoltaic pumping system.

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