Over the next few weeks, engineers from Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will be working to improve access to potable water for residents of Paramakatoi, Region Eight.

Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues told residents of the plans for their community, during a meeting in the village, on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Minister Rodrigues during the outreach

She noted that the administration remains committed to ensuring that development reaches every community.

Speaking of improving access to potable water in hinterland communities, Minister Rodrigues noted that the aim is to bridge the gap that exists between the hinterland and the coast. She further stated that the goal is to ensure that there is 100% water coverage in hinterland communities by 2025. To this end, the government continues to invest heavily in the water sector.

A section of the gathering

Meanwhile under the government’s 2023 work programme, Paramakatoi is expected to benefit from the drilling of two potable water wells and the construction of a well discharge system to connect to the existing distribution network, in order to provide adequate potable water to residents.

Currently, the community, which is home to some 300 persons, is supplied with water from a spring. However, water is distributed on a sectional delivery basis, due to limited production of the spring.



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