Bernard Etinoffe. Photo credit:

Three major water projects will be undertaken here this year at a cost of over EC$30 million, DOWASCO’s general manger Bernard Etinoffe has said.

The EC$25 million west coast water project, the construction of the long-awaited Morne Bruce storage tank which will improve water supply to lower Kingshill and to Roseau, and the installation of a filtration system at Antrim will get going with assistance from the Dominica government.

“Government has provided funds for the filtration system, grant funds to DOWASCO from the government of Dominica. We’ve had to borrow funds for the Morne Bruce storage tank granted by the government of Dominica, and the West Coast water project is funded by and large by the EU,” Etinoffe said.

Several other water projects are being looked at, according to Etinoffe. The Delices water project, described as a priority undertaking, is expected to be completed by the end of March, while a water project in Warner “should also be completed by the end of next week”.

“DOWASCO is engaged in a number of project work at this point in time; it promises to be a really very busy year for the company,” Etinoffe has pointed out.