On the 8th December 2016 the residents of Dennery North saw the beginning of the design and construction phase of the Dennery North Water Supply Improvement Project. This was made evident by a team of UNOPS’ trained Dennery residents, who introduced the rest of the community to the project construction plans and timeline.
The project which was launched early 2016, involves the construction of a new water intake on the Tournesse River, a raw water transmission line, a new water treatment plant, a water storage tank next to the treatment plant, a pump station and a force main to the existing Thomazo water storage tank, a new transmission pipeline, pipe connections to the existing Morne Panache Pumping Station, and pipe connections to the Derniere Riviere distribution network.
Phase one of the project is an initial grant funding allocation of US$5 million secured from the Government of Mexico. The CDB will provide the additional funding that is required for the completion of both phases of the Dennery North water supply improvement project.
In addition to the door to door campaign of the week of December 8th, the project was also be introduced via public meetings. These public meetings were held to inform the Dennery North community of the construction plans and timeline, on Friday December 9th at 6:00 p.m.at the Grand Riviere Human Resource Centre, on Monday December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Derniere Riviere Combined School and on Wednesday December 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the Aux Lyon Combined School.