MEMBER of Parliament for Mayaro Rushton Paray is urging the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to provide some sort of water relief to several areas in the constituency especially for the festive Divali holiday on Thursday.
In a statement on Wednesday, Paray said thousands of residents would endure a distressed Divali without a supply of water unless WASA brings urgent relief.
“The residents have been suffering for weeks in some instances, and I fervently appeal to WASA to end their suffering in time for this auspicious occasion,” Paray said.
Paray said, “Many householders do not have a drop of pipe-borne supply to carry out domestic chores and for caring for infants and the elderly. Repeated reports to the Authority have yielded minimal results. WASA continues to respond lazily to appeals for repairs to burst mains and to remedy other issues with local distribution. Furthermore, the water hydrant in Rio Claro is not operational. To add insult to injury, WASA has no trucks in the region to provide essential truck-borne supply today, on the eve of Divali.”
The MP is appealing for at least truck borne water for the communities.
AZPNews.com attempted to get a comment from Minister of Public Utilities Marvin Gonzales on Wednesday but efforts were unsuccessful.
According to Paray’s list the affected communities include: Guayaguayare, Mayaro, Kernaham village, Cascadoux village, Libertville, San Pedro, Ferrier Circular, Rest House, Poole Village, Rio Claro Mayaro Road Jeffers Crossing, Ridge Road, Bristol and Begorat Trace St. Anns, Dades 1, 2 and 3, Riverside Road, Tabaquite Road, Lazarri Road, Legendre, Bangladesh, Naparima Mayaro Road Rio Claro, Absalom Trace and Killdeer Trace.