Government will place serious emphasis in ensuring that Saint Lucia’s water system is improved so as to provide this basic need to households across the island.
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has said that some major projects will be undertaken this year, which includes de-silting the John Compton Dam, to ensure that water supply is maintained.
“Hurricane Tomas and the Christmas Eve Trough did serious damage to the dam and impaired its ability to serve the residents in the north of our island,” he remarked.
However, the Prime Minister has assured that citizenry that it is working closely with the Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) to kick start this very project soon.
Last year, multi-million dollar projects for the redevelopment of the water system serving Vieux Fort and Laborie and the development of a new system for the Mabouya Valley and Dennery were launched.
“Work on both of these important projects will commence this year. The Government is committed to putting an end to the suffering of the residents of these communities,” Dr. Anthony said.
By the end of February, works on the reconstruction of the Desruisseaux water intake, the rehabilitation of the Desruisseaux Water Treatment Plant, and improvement works at the Micoud Treatment Plant are also expected to be completed.