Nevis to Get More Reliable Water Supply

Nevisian Premier, Joseph Parry, has outlined plans for certain areas of the island, including Hamilton, where it was revealed that the Nevis Island Administration has embarked upon a program to bring a new well on stream. This well said the Premier, will be producing some 300 gallons of water per minute and will be commissioned in May this year.

He added that much work has been done, with the hole already dug and developed, and the piping has been 98% completed, and on the way to providing Charlestown with water.

Parry said that there was also a grant given by the Commonwealth Commission, in the value of US$500,000 for the establishment of another well in Indian Castle.

Mr. Parry stated, said he was satisfied that they were reaching a stage where it was possible to have a reliable reserve.

He further noted that speaking to the Minister of Public Utilities recently, Mr. Carlisle Powell, he was informed that another well may be developed at New River, which will provide water for all the farmers in that area.

In progress currently, is a project to establish reservoirs at strategic points around the island of Nevis which will create a storage place for the water.

“This will allow Nevis to have water 12 months a year and have considerable amounts in reserve and any project that will be developed in the next 10-15 years, we know where the water is going to come from, to be provided for the project,” assured Parry.

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