New $48M water supply for North Pakaraima community

Minister of Housing of Water Collin Croal with other officials commissioning the well (Photo: Ministry of Housing and Water/ February 11, 2024)

Meanwhile, the Housing Minister implored residents to play their part in preserving the new facility.

Given their location away from the coast, Minister Croal noted that training will be provided to residents for basic maintenance of the facility to ensure its longevity.

The scope of the Kamana project included: the drilling of a potable water well to a depth of 120 meters, installation of 3000 meters of 50mm (2”) PVC pipes, 1000 meters of 19mm (3/4”) PVC pipes with 50 Services connection, the construction of concrete slab and installation of storage tanks and installation of Photovoltaic pumping system and perimeter fence.

Before this new water supply project, the community received water from a small spring source. However, that system was not adequate to provide water to the entire community.

Also, a donation of sporting gears was made to the community by R. Kissoon Contracting Services.