New Port Mourant well now set for October

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Around 9,000 customers in the Albion to Tain area will shortly benefit
from 24hr treated water as work on a $60M well at Port Mourant
advances.

This is an initiative by Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and is
expected to be completed by the end of October.

A site visit was undertaken today by Minister of Communities, Ronald
Bulkan, Managing Director of GWI, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles and a
team of officials from GWI to assess the status of the project.
Programme Coordinator of GWI, Richard Hoyte explained that the company
began drilling in April and reached a total depth of 1,100 feet in
June.

However, due to rainy weather, the soil was saturated and the well
collapsed. Hoyte said the decision was taken to move to a new spot.
“We’re drilling a new hole now we’re at 1,105 feet, we’re opening the
hole and we’ll begin the installation of cases in another week. The
setting of the well screens and casing should finish in two days then
removal of drilling fillings and impurities that would block the well
will begin.” He assured that at the end of October, consumers will
begin receiving treated water.

Planning and Implementation Director of GWI, Ramchand Jailall
explained that with the current well, residents receive water from
05:00hrs to noon, then from 16:00hrs to 21:00hrs.

The well is being constructed by the Trinidadian Company Water and Oil
with eight Guyanese on the workforce.

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