Improved, first-time potable water access for Soesdyke communities


Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) through funding from the Government of Guyana to the tune of approximately $6M has provided improved and first-time access to potable water for some 225 residents of Gooharoo and Grant Sand Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.

This is as a result of the extension of the distribution network by a total of over 1000 meters. These works were executed by Amit General Supplies and Construction services.  Chief Executive Officer of GWI, Shaik Baksh on Wednesday led a team to the area where they met with residents who have not yet been connected to the extended distribution network. 

He explained that they will need to produce the relevant documentation to apply for individual service connections in order to benefit from access to potable water for the first time. 

In this regard, the company’s East Bank Demerara team will be collaborating with the Soesdyke/Coverden Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) to take this service to the residents on Friday, November 12. This is in a bid to ensure the residents have water access within the soonest possible time. 

Baksh stressed that GWI is committed to providing access to potable water for all Guyanese since this is a basic human right that will greatly improve their quality of life. The residents expressed gratitude for this timely intervention by GWI to provide this much-needed resource. 

There remain approximately 50 households aback Grant Sand road without access to potable water and GWI will be conducting the necessary assessments to provide these residents with potable water soon.


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