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Dissalination Plant Flowing But Location Concerns Raised

  • Written by  Rawle Paterson
Dissalination Plant Flowing But Location Concerns Raised

As water resumes flowing in pipes, which had gone dry as a result of the temporary stoppage of the desalination plant, there are concerns from the National Water and Sewerage authority (NAWASA) that the location of the plant at Beausejour could continue to pose several challenges in the future.

The plant had been out of commission for several weeks, due to the main pump that pushes water into the membrane of the plant, having suffered several defects.  This necessitated the purchase of a replacement, which arrived last week and was immediately installed.

Assistant Manager of Production and Quality at NAWASA, Kinsley Alexander says the authority is pleased that the plant is once again in operation.

However, he says that although the plant is now back in operation it would take some time to get it operating at full blast. 

“We are still storing while we are distributing,” says Alexander.

He says that the plant has a capacity of 13-cubic meter per minute to fill the main storage tank, which can accommodate about 85,000 gallons of water.

“We did shut off the tank to do some in-house matters and we know the urgent need for water by the business sector and homeowners” as he spoke from the mainland last week Thursday

He adds that one of the biggest challenges with the location of the plant is the tides and the heavy rolling of the waves.

“NAWASA doesn’t have control over this”, says Alexander.

He reminds that the plant is run by mechanical and electrical parts and predicts that there would be stoppages for maintenance from time to time.

The resumption of water flowing through the pipes has brought welcome relief to several home owners and business persons, who depend heavily on the plant now that the island is deep into the dry season.

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