Reverse Osmosis Plant soon to be reality on Sister Isle

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:45 PM - George's, Grenada
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Beausejour, Carriacou, May 21, 2014-The problem of low water supply especially during the dry season will soon be a thing of the past for residents of the sister isle of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.  

The equipment for the setting up of two reverse osmosis plants has begun arriving.

Mark Bynoe, Environmental Economist with the CARICOM Climate Change Centre, the funding agency, is on island along with a team from the centre, to ensure everything is in place for the setting of the two plants.

The project is being done in partnership with the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NaWASA) and the Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GRENLEC).

Bynoe said that the project which stemmed from the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Sustainable Development Plan; is a way of improving water security on the island in the face of a changing climate.

The plants should be up and running by September 2014 on both islands, however Bynoe noted that in the interim water distribution will be focused in the town of Hillsborough; with the view of expanding later while the entire island of Petite Martinique will be serviced by the plant there.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester said the setting up of the reverse osmosis plants is a welcomed initiative as the Government is working towards alleviating the problems associated with the dry season.

The treatment plant for the reverse osmosis plant for Carriacou will be set up on the grounds of the old desalination plant in Seaview.

Presently, the people of the twin isle parish largely depend on rainwater harvesting to meet their potable water needs.




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