Two options are being explored in a move to end the water woes facing residents of Timehri North and those in the vicinity of Camp Madewini. Earlier today Minister of Housing and Water the Hon. Collin Croal, Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Water Inc. Shaik Baksh and a team of engineers visited the area to update residents on plans.
Residents were told that the attempt at the drilling of a well in Camp Madewini has proven futile and as such those plans have been abandoned. According to Minister Croal, in the interim, a technical will visit the area to access and explore the option of sourcing water to the unserved area from an existing line in another section of Timehri. If that option is feasible, residents will soon be able to access potable water at a reasonable level.
Meanwhile in the long term, under the agency’s 2022 work program the drilling of a well in another area will be explored. Minister Croal committed to addressing the issue one way or the other, noting that his government is committee to delivering potable water to unserved areas.
In April of this year, the Minister visited the area on an invite from residents who said they were left with an incomplete well which works started on in 2017. Residents of the community had reached out to the Minister, by way of a letter, seeking his intervention so that the community can have access to potable water. According to residents, some works on the well were completed but the project was abandoned ever since. Currently, the community relies on rainwater harvesting and they are forced to purchase water.