The Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) is embarking on a Southern Water Redevelopment Project aimed at improving the service provided to residents worst affected during the passage of Hurricane Thomas in October 2010.
The disclosure was made during a press briefing at the Water And Sewage Company on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
WASCO, Utility Services Planning and Design Manager Aly Anthony explained that there is presently a consultancy on-going for the Southern Water Re-development Project.
“This is spearheaded by the Water Sector Reform Unit from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. What it entails is how best to redevelop the entire water system for the south. The south includes Dennery, Vieux-Fort and environs,” Anthony said.
The Consultancy has received a grant funding from the government of Mexico for the Dennery region, following recommendations.
Meanwhile there has been some water contamination in the community of Desruisseaux that occurred between September 29 and 30.
“We had to shut down and we had to disinfect our entire system; flush disinfect, flush until we got quality which could have been distributed to customers. This cost the company a lot in terms of not being able to provide the quality of service that we would have wanted to; and in terms of the trucking that we had to do in order to provide the community with water.”
He re- emphasized WASCO’s thrust to improve water quality particularly rural systems which were worst affected.