WASCO collaborates to celebrate first ever Saint Lucia International Water Stewardship Programme

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. will be collaborating with its partners, Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL), the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through its International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP), to celebrate the first ever Saint Lucia International Water Stewardship Programme (SLU-IWaSP).
The celebration which takes the form of a handover and commissioning ceremony, to the community of La Haut, Laborie will occur at a site near the tank, Tomorrow, Tuesday, 27th September, 2016, from 10 a.m.
This coincides with the celebration of World River Day held September 25th, 2016.
The partners have provided a 75,000 gallon potable water storage tank to the community of La Haut, Laborie. This project aims to enhance water security for the residents of the community and provide them with a more reliable supply of potable water, it offers to the community the economic benefit to engage in some kind of commerce and /or business and the expansion of existing ones, resulting in increased employment for persons in these communities.
A reduction in the migration of persons from rural to urban areas,
A reduction in the health risks associated with the consumption of inadequately treated water,
Need for increased access to potable drinking water (improved health conditions – especially women, children, and the most vulnerable);
Reduced duration of water supply interruptions during extreme events in communities most at risk;
Improved resilience during extreme conditions (natural or man-made);
Minimum impact on ecological/environmentally sensitive areas;
Building on existing initiatives / promotes further investment;
Security in supply for productive use of water and increased economic opportunities; and
Benefits to watershed and coastal management.
WLBL and GIZ have each contributed US$90,000 towards the project and WASCO provided the site, its preparation and all the necessary infrastructural requirements for connection to the distribution network.

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