The well station located at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) which is presently experiencing technical difficulties after large amounts of clay were detected as a result of a rupture in the well’s casing is expected to be rehabilitated within three weeks time.
This is according to the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) who stated today that rehabilitation works commenced yesterday by Nabi Construction Inc in keeping with a contract awarded for the repairs at a cost in excess of $12M.
Project Manager, GWI, Orin Browne, stated that the rehabilitation of the well station will involve the identification and sealing of the rupture in the well casing, installation of mechanical retrievable packer, airlifting and disinfection of the well.
“We estimate that all works should be completed within two (2) to three (3) weeks…the duration of the rehabilitation depends on the severity of the damage on the well casing. All measures are being taken to restore normal service to the Diamond Housing Scheme and Kaneville, EBD,” Browne stated.
At the moment GWI is providing water to the residents in the affected area(s) via tankers and the utility company’s technical staffers along with the contractor are working assiduously to ensure that the issue is resolved in a timely manner.
“Water delivery via tankers is on-going in the Diamond Housing Scheme and Kaneville as GWI seeks to provide relief to customers while the well station is being rehabilitated,” the water company in a press release today stated.