Water Supply Boost for South

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Caption: Daniel Plenty, Communications Manager, WASA, speaks to the residents of Granville and environs during Monday’s town meeting

APPROXIMATELY ten thousand residents of Granville, Coromandel, Cedros, Icacos, and surrounding areas can expect a significant improvement in their water supply because infrastructure works initiated by the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and the Ministry of Public Utilities.

The projects, addressing decades-long challenges arising from outdated infrastructure and demand/supply deficits, were unveiled at a town meeting held on Monday evening at the Coromandel Anglican Primary School. Residents were briefed on the details of the initiatives aimed at resolving persistent water issues in the region.


The Granville/Icacos Water Supply Improvement Programme, a key component of the endeavor, involves the drilling of three wells and the installation of two thousand meters of an 8-inch PVC main from Granville Well 18 to the Granville Water Treatment Plant.

The first well is already 95% completed, with work on the remaining two wells set to commence shortly. Once operational, the wells are expected to collectively produce over four hundred thousand imperial gallons per day.

Addressing the community at the town meeting, Member of Parliament for Point Fortin, Kennedy Richards, acknowledged the longstanding challenges faced by the residents in these areas due to water supply issues, exacerbated by the continuous growth of communities over the years.


The government’s investment of approximately $21.2 million in these projects aims to enhance the reliability of water supply and alleviate the persistent issues experienced by the residents.

Responding to concerns raised about road restoration, both MP Richards and WASA Commissioner Allister Bandoo reassured residents that proper and timely road restoration would follow the completion of the pipe-laying project. Commissioner Bandoo announced that road restoration on the Cap-de-Ville Main Road would commence on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Councillor for Cedros, Shankar Teelucksingh, expressed his approval of the infrastructural works initiated to enhance water supply in Cedros and surrounding areas. He emphasized that these projects would bring much-needed relief to residents in the beneficiary communities.

The pipe-laying projects are scheduled to commence on February 27, marking a crucial step toward resolving water supply challenges and improving the overall quality of life for the residents in the southern districts.



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