The people of Petite Martinique are one step closer to having another source of water in their taps. The distribution pipes for the reverse osmosis plant have arrived on the island, and work is expected to commence soon to install them.
Having sampled the water produced at the plant; residents are looking forward to its full operation.
The reverse osmosis plant is one of two set up on the twin isle parish of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The drought experience of 2009–2010 led Government to sought assistance in 2012 from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
The National Water and Sewerage Authority along with the Grenada Electricity Services Company also worked closely with the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs to ensure the project became a reality.
Presently, the people of the twin isle parish largely depend on rainwater harvesting to meet their potable water needs.