Some 42 households living in at Canal Number One, Conservancy, (Aback of the Conservancy), West Bank Demerara, will soon have access to potable water, following a commitment by Minister of Housing and Water, the Hon Collin Croal.
The residents were first visited by President, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali about two weeks ago where they raised several issues. The President committed to forwarding the issues raised to the different sector Ministers. Consequently, Minister Croal visited the location over the weekend along with a technical team from Guyana Water Incorporated to assess the situation and to give a listening ear to the issues which fall under the purview of his Ministry.
Earlier today, Minster Croal was accompanied by the Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Mr. Deodat Indar where they met with residents to bring solutions to the issues.
Following a thorough assessment of the situation, Minister Croal committed to 42 households that within another month they will be having access to potable water. The pipe-laying works will commence within the new week followed by connections to the main distribution network from the Good Hope Pump Station, Canal Number One Road.
The residents were openly appreciative of the announcement made by the Minister.
This project will see the laying of a total of 1.5 kilometers of pipes. Today’s commitment is yet another testimony of the Ministry’s commitment to providing safe water delivery to citizens.