Millions being pumped into water discolouration treatment for LBI, BV- GWI

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…says through implementation of SeaQuest

A major improvement in the water quality for customers being served by the La Bonne Intention (LBI) pump station is expected says the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) following investments, upfront and continued, on their part to implement a product called SeaQuest, which they say will ensure visibly clearer water for residents.

According to GWI, the implementation of SeaQuest at this pump station was done at an initial cost of approximately GYD$3.5 million, with an additional GYD$2.5 million per month being pumped into its upkeep.

SeaQuest, the Company explained, is dosed into water at pump stations to reduce the presence of iron, thus helping to mitigate discoloration. This process however, will see customers experiencing some amount of discolouration in their water supply over the next 6-8 weeks.  This is due mainly to SeaQuest working to clean any incrustation in the distribution and service lines.

Water tanks being dosed with SeaQuest before distribution (GWI image)

“Thereafter, residents will see noticeably clearer water flowing from their taps. The beneficiaries of this undertaking are residents of the villages serviced by the LBI pump station. These are: Felicity, Happy Acres, Le Resouvenir, Success, Chateau Margot, LBI, Kersaint Park, North Railway of Beterverwagting and Triumph Public Road” said GWI in a release.

SeaQuest is also being used at a number of other pump stations across the coast of Guyana. According to GWI, these include: Dryshore, Onderneeming Public Road, Onderneeming Red Village, Cullen, Walton Hall, Somerset and Lima Sands – Region 2; Hubu – Region 3; Grove, Eccles, Agricola, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Turkeyen, Bee Hive, Clonbrook – Region 4; Ithaca – Region 5 and Edingburgh – Region 6.

With this substantial investment being pumped into the improvement of water quality supply across the country, GWI is calling on customers to conserve on their water consumption and to make bill payment a priority.

 

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