(ZIZ News) — The Acting Manager of the Water Department, Denison Paul says while St. Kitts-Nevis has been struggling with the effects of the drought this year, there is some hope for 2016.
Paul said they are currently preparing for a deep well drilling project to boost the local water supply.
“It is called the BEAD Well-Drilling Project. We’re drilling very deep wells. Wells we have at present are 300 feet deep but with the BEAD Project we can go up to 800 feet deep. And so the plan is to bring an additional 2 million gallons per day on stream,” he said.
Paul said that’s about a forty percent increase to the current water supply.
The BEAD project began in 2014 and is expected to be completed by June 2016.