The Guyana Water Inc. in respond to reports of a water shortage in Kumu Village, Region 9 has been lending support. The company in a statement said the water shortage is due to failure of a well drilled by the Regional Democratic Council in 2016.
Inspection on the well, GWI said, has revealed that it is pumping muddy water (Red in colour). However, it is difficult to determine the main cause for the failure of the well at this time.
This had caused a major water strain on Kumu Village.
As such, GWI has moved to activate a well which it recently drilled. This new well is equipped with a Photovoltaic system and works have commenced for the laying of pipelines for the distribution network. The materials for this exercise were delivered to the Kumu Village by GWI today, April 12.
The excavation for the distribution lines, which is being undertaken by villagers, is approximately 30 percent completed. This is expected to be completed by tomorrow.
GWI said that it remains committed to ensuring that all Guyanese have access to safe water which is an important determinant of improved quality of life.