Minister leads tour of major water project

The Minister of the Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology Senator the Dr.  James Fletcher recently led a press tour to a water project at Micoud and Desruisseaux.

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) in the amount € 810,000 EUR to the beneficiary of Saint Lucia, the National Authorising Officer (NAO).

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc acts as the project supervisor.

In Micoud, the project seeks to increase the water treatment plant capacity by 1,364 cubic meters or 300,038 imperial gallons and improve resilience of the treatment process to turbid waters caused by erosion and/or landslides during rain events.

The objective is to improve access with a consistent and sustainable supply of safe drinking water in the Micoud community.

It includes construction of a clarifier, filter and renovation work to the grounds at the Micoud Treatment Plant.

The Desruisseaux Intake was built to accommodate 864 cubic meters of water, which is equivalent to 190,000  (UK) imperial gallons per day of water.

This phase of the project involves; the construction of an intake plant at Desruisseaux, rehabilitation and upgrades of the treatment plant, replenishment of sand in the filter, supply and replacement of missing parts of the treatment plan.