by Linda Straker
- Plant will pump 700,000 gallons daily instead of 300,000 gallons
- Work at Concord Water supply Network will begin in early 2022
- Similar project allowed for Concord to supply water between Concord and Town of St George
The Concord Water Treatment Plant will, in the coming months produce more than twice the amount of water it currently does. A project undertaken by the National Water and Sewage Authority (Nawasa) will result in the plant pumping 700,000 gallons daily instead of 300,000 gallons.
The increase in water from the plant is the main objective of a 2016 approved project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund.
Whyme Cox, Planning and Development Manager at Nawasa, said work at Concord Water Supply Network will begin in early 2022 following the conclusion of a feasibility study. The design plan is being finalised.
During the dry season, the south of the island is often faced with water regulation. The aim of the project is to improve the supply of water in the south of the island, through the expansion of the main water supply network and upgrade of the treatment plant. The south of the island is the tourism and industrial belts and there are continuously increasing residential areas.
Cox disclosed that the concord plant produces roughly 300,000 gallons per day and the new design will bring it up to 700,000 daily. “The project is geared at meeting that additional demand, so it will be expanding our concord water supply network,” he said.
“Currently our concord network gets to the Sendall Tunnell; it stops there, that is what feeds what the Town of St George, so the intent is to extend that line passing through the Sendall Tunnel on to the Carenage, Lagoon Road and all the way down to the south.” He reminded the media that a few years ago, a similar project allowed for the Concord plant to increase its daily supply as a means of supplying water to consumers between Concord and Town of St George.
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