Dennery water project to launch on Friday

The aim of the project is to resolve the issues of poor water quality and an unreliable supply affecting the village.

The Government of Saint Lucia will, this week, host the project launch for the Dennery Water Supply Redevelopment Project.

The project aims to resolve the issues of poor water quality and an unreliable supply affecting the east coast village.

Saint Lucia, through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), received a grant from the Government of Mexico to undertake the water infrastructure project in Dennery (north), with additional funding from the Government of Saint Lucia. The beneficiary of the project is the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives. The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) will facilitate the work.

The project launch will be held at the Grande Riviere Human Resource Centre in Dennery, on Friday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. The media is invited.

For details and to confirm attendance contact 758.468.2191, 758.468.2167, or email [email protected]

1 Comment

  1. Alvin Ernest
    February 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Why when the developed world is finally figuring out that distributed water treatment is more cost effective and greener than centralised treatment, is St Lucia investing in a centralised treatment plant? Surely, there is an opportunity to create work to install and collect rainfall from roof runoff. WASCO, could be tasked with providing the water treatment appliances and treatment solutions in return for a monthly fee. In the UK ~20% of supply is lost through leakage, plus the cost of maintaining the distribution networks is very high too! Therefore there are huge savings to be made in distributed approaches… St Lucia should not simply follow, it is bright and smart enough to work out its own solutions….

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