More Water for Nevisians

Junior Minister with responsibility for Communications, Works and Public Utilities, Natural Resources and the Environment the Hon. Carlisle Powell

NEVIS (August 25, 2010) — The Nevis Island Administration [NIA], through the ministry of Works and Public Utilities says plans are progressing as scheduled for the $30 million water redevelopment project.

The project, funded by the Caribbean Development Bank [CDB], is expected to include the installation of fire hydrants and new valves island-wide as well as the purchasing of new equipment and vehicles for the Nevis Water Department [NWD].

Junior Minister with responsibility for Communications, Works and Public Utilities, Natural Resources and the Environment, Honourable Carlisle Powell, said this redevelopment will bring about a complete transformation of the island’s water service.

“This will see us for the first time since the 1980s build brand new reservoirs. We will be upgrading a significant portion of the water lines that we have in terms of the pumping mains and in terms of the distribution mains that we have on Nevis,” Minister Powell said.

The NIA’s redevelopment plan is geared towards the longevity and sustainability of the NWD and as such, internal changes to foster growth and development will also take effect.

The island’s water service will also be improved through the funding and constructing of several water wells. These include wells at Indian Castle, New River and Hamilton.

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