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East Grand Bahama Potable Water Project into Phase Two

by: Abria Cooper, FN News Reporter - Published Thursday, April 13, 2017

Darius Williams of Darius Williams and Associates, the engineer responsible for the Potable Water Project in East Grand Bahama revealed that the project is in its second phase.

 

Williams made this announcement, during the recent tour of the Government’s Capital Works Projects in East Grand Bahama, with Heads of Government Departments.  

 

“There are three projects going on in East End,” he disclosed.

 

The first phase of the project was completed at a cost of $500,000, and the second phase is underway at a cost of $1.35m. 

 

“We are going to have about 120 customers total, when the two phases are finished, who can connect to potable water,” he said.

 

Williams added that currently 21 customers are able to connect to potable water, because Phase One is completed. 

 

He revealed that Robert’s Town, Freetown, Golden Grove, Gold Rock Creek, Bevan’s Town, Gambier Point and Turtle Point will have access to potable water when the project is finished. 

 

Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville stated that the project is “multi-disciplinary” with the involvement of the Department of Water and Sewage, the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Engineers, local administrators and Local Government practitioners.

 

“Everyone has been a part of bringing this project to life and we look forward to continuing working with them to ensure that the project is completed,” he said.

 

Darville added that they are working closely with the GBPA on the connection of the service so that the well water is of the right standard and residents would finally have access to clean, safe potable water.

 

Darville added that the government has allocated acres of land to ensure that the well fields are always protected and there is no contamination.  

 

The original well field land is 60 acres and the new one is 100 acres.  

 

“As you are aware, in East Grand Bahama, there is a huge surplus of ground water and it is one of the greatest assets for the residents of Grand Bahama,” he said.

 

He added that this water must be preserved and protected.  Rivera and Associates are the surveyors for these well fields.  

 

Published  Thursday, April 13, 2017 

 

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