Improved access to water for over 2,000 Rupununi residents


The prolonged dry spell across the country severely depleted water supply in many regions forcing authorities to seek alternative measures to ensure citizens have a sustainable supply of this important commodity.

Minister within the Minsitry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues ,who is  on a two-day outreach to the Deep South Rupununi, Region Nine commissioned the upgraded Karaudarnau Water Supply System. She was accompanied by the Hinterland Service Director, Mr. Ramchand Jailall, and several other technical officers from the region.

The upgraded system serves more than 2,000 households, including schools, government offices, and health centers. The villages that benefited from the upgrades are: Karaudarnau, Awarewaunau, and Rupunau.

The Karaudarnau Water Supply System (Photo: Ministry of Housing and Water/ April 26, 2024)

The Karaudarnau Water Supply System underwent a significant upgrade in 2023. With two drilled wells, elevated storage facilities, and an expanded distribution network, the system’s coverage was boosted to reach 80% of the village. This overhaul included the installation of new distribution lines and elevated storage, enabling service connections for an additional 120 households, many of whom gained access for the first time. The total investment for the new water system amounted to $61.60 million.

The Minister and team, also held a brief interactive session with residents of the community as she engaged them on other sector matters that are affecting them.

The residents were also told of other Government interventions that will continue to improve the quality of life. (Ministry of Housing and Water press release)

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