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Desalination Plant Off People’s Frustration On

  • Written by  Rawle Paterson
Desalination Plant Off People’s Frustration On

The dry season has stepped in and to the frustration of several home and business owners, it has arrived at a time when the desalination plant at Beausejour is out of commission.

Several homeowners with limited water storage capacity and some business houses have been fretting over the issue.  

When contacted, Assistant Manager of Production and Quality at NAWASA, Kinsley Alexander, pointed out that they have identified the problem and are hoping to have the plant up and running once again before the end of next week.

“We are having a problem with the main high-pressure pump, which ensures that the water goes through the membrane”, said Alexander. “The part has been shipped, was expected to arrive on the mainland on Friday and should have been cleared on Tuesday”. 

While they understand the frustration this has caused to many persons, the company, Alexander said, is appealing to the affected residents for more patience. 

“We are working assiduously to get the plant up and running so that water can flow in the pipelines once again.

“By this weekend there should be water in the pipeline” assured Alexander.

With the installation of the desalination plant, NAWASA ceased operation of the borehole system, which has been serving mainly the Hillsborough and surrounding communities for decades.  However, Alexander added that they are encountering some challenges with restarting that system as well.

“We have been working on it. We submerged a pump, didn’t get good results and we realize the casing of the well is failing but we are looking at ways to restore the borehole operation”, he pointed out.

The out of commission nature of the plant has forced several business places and homeowners to scout for water from neighbors and friends with large catchments, who are in a position to dispense with some of their water.  Some people have reported that it’s coming at a higher cost since the water has at times to be taken from far away.  

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