Georgetown experiencing low water pressure

first_img…GWI says repair works ongoingFor the past three days, residents of Georgetown have been experiencing low water pressure as a result of a damaged Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) main at Cemetery Road, Georgetown.A damaged section of the water main (GWI photo)Several persons reached out to this publication on Friday complaining about the low water pressure and the length of time the situation is taking to rectify.A fuming resident complained to Guyana Times that he lives not far away from where the damages occurred. He noted that he has been experiencing the full brunt of effects. The man said the water pressure has been so low that it does not reach the pipes in his house. As a consequence, he argued that he is forced to fetch buckets of water into his home so his wife can cook and carry out her daily routine.Further, another woman, who gave her name only as Sarah, explained that the situation is very frustrating, given that she will have to still pay a hefty bill at the end of the month. The inconvenienced woman said she hopes her water supply can be restored shortly.According to the water company, the disruption of service was necessary to facilitate repairs to a damaged 14-inch main.“Technicians have been working tirelessly throughout the night and continue to work to rectify the problem within the swiftest possible time,” the agency said on its Facebook page.In another post, GWI said residents in Bell Vue, Canal Number Two and Westminister, West Bank Demerara are also experiencing a disruption, owing to the fluctuation of power supply by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).The company noted, “Guyana Water Incorporated is working with the power company to resolve this issue within the soonest possible time and apologises for any inconvenience this is causing our valued customers. Customers from Parfaite Harmonie and L’Oratoire who were affected, we do apologise for the disruption earlier and thank you for your patience”.Just last week, Guyana Times reported that a large section of West Coast Demerara has been without potable water for at least one week.This publication was told that the water pressure was low for over two weeks, forcing residents to spend lengthy periods using small containers to “catch” water.However, as of the past week, the water has completely stopped and residents are unaware as to the cause.The Public Relations Officer of GWI said that the matter was investigated and no issue was found at the well station in sourcing the affected areas with water.last_img read more