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Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Programme (GSIP) Progressing

Guyana Water Incorporated

GEORGETOWN (GWI) — Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the Nation’s supplier of Water and Sanitation Services, wishes to advise that the upgrade of sewerage pump stations and the installation of delivery mains under the Government of Guyana/Inter-American Development US$10,000,000 Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Programme (GSIP) is progressing as planned.
Rehabilitation works at Pump Station P at Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic and Pump Station W at Princess and High Streets have commenced. Installation works of large diameter HDPE force mains at Louisa Row will commence on August 17.

For the next three (3) months, rehabilitation works and the installation of delivery and force mains will be executed in the following streets:

Louisa Row (between Sussex and Hadfield Streets)
Sussex Street (between Louisa Row and John Streets)
Smythe Street (between Sussex and Croal Streets)
Wellington Street (between Croal and Church Streets)
Waterloo Street (between Church and New Market Streets)
New Market Street (between Waterloo and Thomas Streets)
Thomas Street (between New Market and Middle Streets)
Middle Street (between Thomas and East Streets)
East Street (between New Market and Middle Streets)
New Market Street to junction of Light and Second Streets Albertown)
Light Street (between Second Street Albertown to Hadfield Street)
Hadfield Street (between Light and Middle Streets)
Cooper Street Albouystown
Regent Street (between New Garden and Light Streets)
Customers residing in the aforementioned streets will experience minor traffic diversion, breaking of roads and noise associated with the use of heavy equipment. The utility is appealing to all customers for their patience and partnership during the execution of the GSIP. The Programme will result in significantly minimizing sewage overflows and other problems associated with the sanitation system.

The Company expresses gratitude to customers of Georgetown for their continued partnership and apologizes for any inconvenience. Customers with concerns or questions can contact GWI’s Customer Services Call Centre on 227-8701/03/04 or e-mail customercallcentre@gwi.gy. Customers can also post via social media at www.facebook.com/everydropcountsgy

A detailed video of the GSIP is available at GWI’s official Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/guyanawaterinc More information can be obtained from gwiguyana.com

About GSIP:

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is the Executing Agency for the Government of Guyana and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Programme (GSIP).

An agreement was signed between the Government of Guyana and the IDB for the sum of US$10,000,000 for the improvement of the operational performance of the Georgetown Sewerage System. This contract was signed on December 8, 2010 based on an agreement that the GOG and the IDB will cooperate in the execution of the Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Programme.

Components of the Programme will include the complete replacement of the 5.5 KM sewerage ring main in Georgetown; replacement of all delivery mains; purchase and installation of additional pumps for the 24 pumping stations to ensure adequate pressure, operational reliability and improvement to the electrical connections. It will also include an assessment and emergency rehabilitation of street sewers in selected areas and purchase of maintenance and operating equipment.

Further, the implementation of the programme will include the strengthening of GWI’s Wastewater Management and Energy Efficiency. This component will involve the development of an asset management implementation strategy; staff training programmes on wastewater operation, maintenance practices and energy use. The contract will also include public awareness campaigns that will target schools and business owners. This component is significant in light of the continued abuse of the system by customers who continue to dump solid waste which affects the efficiency of the system and results in overflows. It is imperative that these structural improvements provided by the programme be complemented by the proper use of the system by customers in order to achieve maximum efficiency.

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