Water project commissioned in Delices

Opening the water system in Delices

Residents turned out in large numbers on Wednesday afternoon for the official commissioning of the Delices water supply.

The $2.8-million project was developed to rectify a water shortage problem which affected residents of Delices for several years.

Hon Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency, Petter Saint Jean, says the commissioning on Wednesday is another example of the ability of the current administration to keep its promises to nationals.

“This ceremony here this afternoon marks, for the people of Carib, La Roche, Victoria, Delices and Boetica, the dawning of a new day, a new dispensation in this new community. Because, for many years, the people of Delices and Boetica have groaned in pains over the lack of potable water. I recall clearly when the village council took issue with me as Parliamentary Representative and of course, I had to say to them just give me some time as I am relatively new and I will prove to you that the Government of which I am part of will live up to our promises. We promised that we would deliver to Delices a new water supply and I am elated and delighted to stand here and to declare that we lived up to our promise. We have delivered,” he said.

Hon. Reginald Austrie is Minister responsible for Water Resource Management. At Wednesday’s ceremony he spoke of the benefits of the new system to residents.

“For you here in Delices, an improved water system means improving your bay oil industry, your distillation. It means improving your activities in terms of cassava and tolomah development and agriculture of which you have been blessed with so many resources. You can well imagine what this water can mean to the economic advancement and development of Delices,” he stated.

Access to water has been a challenge faced by residents for several years. Many in the past depended heavily on rainfall. The first water system in Delices was built in 1981 by the Central Water Authority with grant funds from the United States Aid Agency.

With increasing water shortage problems however the Government of Dominica and DOWASCO embarked on a project which would change the lives of the residents.

“There were a lot of problems with the old water system, one of them being insufficient storage capacity and the condition of the distribution lines not adequate in size. Part of the project involved the complete replacement of that distribution system and upgraded as well as extension to areas which were not served previously,” he said.

The project included the construction of a new intake, a new pump house and a 30,000 gallon storage tank.

With the system now officially commissioned there are just a few things that Minister Austrie is asking of residents.
“Enjoy your water, drink plenty water, just do not waste the water,” he noted.

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17 Comments

  1. doc
    September 11, 2011

    yah water is life so it is d job of hows in power too provide water.i just hope they ant stop or diverted rivers in our blessed vill

  2. Delices, Carib..
    September 10, 2011

    He-p-pip. horay, thank u 2 my PM,thank u 2 my pal rep..

  3. La plaine
    September 10, 2011

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Mr St Jean, we no u can do it..

  4. Anonymous
    September 10, 2011

    DOWASCO color not blue nah?

    So why d pipe red?

    lol

    • c.bruce
      September 11, 2011

      hahahaha, boy i was goin to say the same thing.

      dem man even using water now

  5. GOD is my witness
    September 10, 2011

    thank god 4 skeerit

    • FLORIDA
      September 11, 2011

      Thank God for water!! Thank God for providing. Thank God for favour.

  6. Water
    September 10, 2011

    Great job and congratulations to the government and Dowasco for this project.

    • c.bruce
      September 11, 2011

      WHAT?
      WHAT YOU MEAN GOVERNMENT AND DOWASCO?
      YOU MEAN IT WASN’T SKERRIT?

      THAT’S STRANGE…. I THOUGHT THE MAN DID EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN?

  7. REAL PATRIOT
    September 9, 2011

    WATER IS LIFE SO NO WAstage please,nuff $$$n that cost……THE GOVERNMENT IS SURELY WORKING WHILE THE OPPOSITION ONLY PROSTESTING HA,HA

  8. Wait A Minute
    September 9, 2011

    Keep on working DLP. While the lazy, wicked folks talk and conive to bring choas and destruction to this land, do what you have to keep bettering the lives of the people.

    You know, the silent majority are now on DNO. They come out in their numbers when they have to, to show appreciacion and support for their hard working government!!!!

    And so too will they continue to do at the polls!!! s that they vex about!!!!!

  9. c.bruce
    September 9, 2011

    WOW! I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY CHINA WHO GAVE US GRANT FUNDING!
    WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW! AMERICA ONCE EXISTED!

    ITS A WONDER THEY DIDN’T SAY “FIRST TIME THIS AND FIRST TIME THAT”

  10. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011

    Thank you Mr. Peter St. Jean for quickly resolving our water woes. This is timely since we were without potable for several years, thanks to the ineffective representation from the former Parl Rep Ron Green

    Thanks again Mr. St. Jean.

    • PRO, Labour party
      September 10, 2011

      my boy your name please.. the benefits for that are so much.
      i will be anouncing what funds are available for supporters of the party very soon in a press release.

      you phone number will also help

    • c.bruce
      September 11, 2011

      boy why don’t you get ur own name instead of stealing those of others

  11. 767
    September 9, 2011

    Enjoy your water, drink plenty water, just do not waste the water,”

  12. .
    September 9, 2011

    :-D

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