Austrie promises water for all of Colihaut Constituency by year end

Austrie spoke at a town hall meeting last weekend

Minister of Lands, Housing and Water Resource Management Reginald Austrie has announced that work is underway in the Colihaut Constituency to ensure that residents are equipped with pipe-borne water by the end of 2017 to early 2018.

He made that announcement while addressing a town hall meeting held in Dublanc on the weekend.

“I can tell the people from Paradise Hill, your Parl Rep has brought it to our attention that you have a water problem in Paradise Hill and as the Minister of water I want to reassure you that by the end of this year, early January/February of next year you will have an adequate supply of pipe borne potable water like everybody else in the country,” he said.

According to Austrie, a contract has been signed for the construction of a storage tank so that residents of Colihaut, Dublanc and Bioche will receive water from that system.

“I have been advised that the contract is for a year, we are hoping we can do it before that but the World Bank has put a year on it, so by the end of this year, early next year we will be able to supply Paradise Hill, the rest of Dublanc, Bioche and Colihaut with water and their water problems will be no more,” he stated.

Meantime, Austrie went on to say that following the completion of new washroom facilities in Dublanc, residents will receive three months of free water supply from Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO).

“While we will not eradicate it in one day in one shot but we are hoping that by the end of the year we would have taken care of the issues of washroom,” he noted. “We have forged an alliance with DOWASCO that you will get a free water connection and for those of you who have water will get three months of your water bills to be paid, to give you an opportunity to adjust for having to meet this new water bill.”

“We will give you three months of free water and after that we will start to bill you,” he added.

Additionally Austrie stated, “We do not want anybody to say, I cannot pay for the water, I don’t have water so I cannot make use of the washroom, because it is not about the amount of monies spent, but it is the benefits that you can get from your modern day washroom facility.”

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  1. Anthony Ismael
    March 31, 2017

    I guess CBI money paying for that too. What happened to fish money that Johnson was talking about?

  2. Who put the spirit
    March 31, 2017


  3. March 30, 2017

    Wow!promises are being made in every corner of Dominica, I smell a rat. Is election on the way, or is someone keeping eyes on the off shore banks? Inquiry minds want to know. I guess Linton is doing too much sloothing.

  4. Dan is de man in de Van
    March 30, 2017

    365 rivers some citizens have no running water. What a gross shame Austria and your labor regime. 2017…. u all are tired and must make way for the educated team UWP. Where 100% of its members are highly educated.

  5. ttesa n
    March 30, 2017

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The same old tune, just different players. Real players.

  6. Look It
    March 30, 2017

    “We do not want anybody to say, I cannot pay for the water, I don’t have water so I cannot make use of the washroom, because it is not about the amount of monies spent, but it is the benefits that you can get from your modern day washroom facility.”

    dying, dying dead :lol: :lol: ….. but hold up nah…. so if these persons don’t have a job (since allu not creating jobs) when ALLU START TO BILL THEM…. HOW ARE THEY GOING TO PAY FOR THE WATER, NEXT THING WATER IS DISCONNECTED …. what would be the sense of a “modern day washroom facility” then????

    I guess they will just carry water in buckets to flush their modern day toilets and carry buckets of water to bathe in their modern day bathrooms and JUST INCUR INTEREST RATE ON THEIR MODERN DAY WATER BILL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  7. Jon Jones
    March 30, 2017

    Did it really take 17 years for the DLP to recognise the water problems of these villages?

  8. March 30, 2017

    The government is committed to this cause and seeing to it that everyone can have the comfort of having pipe borne water. Gone are the days of carrying pail on head. People doe fed up then!

    • FORKIT
      March 30, 2017

      after twenty years . they were sleeping wallowing in cbi monies

    • March 30, 2017

      we need the bailey bridges taken away and proper bridges built.

    • Dominican
      March 30, 2017

      What are you talking about. People in Colihaut had pipe born water but you all decided to hook them up to the new mains along the coast with intakes at Colibistrie and Picard. Incidentally Colihaut had beautiful water but that quarry development at the back of the village didn’t do much to improve the water supply …or environmental health for that matter, did it?

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 30, 2017

      Consider, it did not cost them a cent. They were satisfied then. There is a price to pay for convenience and progress. I am certain they will be happy about having water at their convenience.

  9. JBaptiste
    March 30, 2017

    This administration goes on as if they took power only in 2014. I challenge Mr dishonorable Austrie to list the successes of his administration and a child can refute them all.

  10. Me
    March 30, 2017

    Promises are cheap, commitments hard to keep.

  11. March 30, 2017

    We working!

  12. johnjay
    March 30, 2017

    What happen you realized you all losing this seat you giving wall and water. Come Austrie do better you all did not do nothing after the flood in Colihaut. tolitle to late.
    Lady never did not for us just hand out she is giving.

  13. ByStander
    March 30, 2017

    It is a damn shame that in this day and age in the Nature Island of Dominica that a pipe-line water system is such a massive accomplishment. SMH

    • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
      March 30, 2017

      If you did not have water for your use, how would you feel? It is an accomplishment for those who did not have the convenience of water at home. You should know that and not be critical.

  14. zandoli
    March 30, 2017

    I had to read this twice to understand what was being said. At first I thought they had build public washroom facilities, but it dawn on me that the government must have installed private bathroom facilities for some people in Dublanc.

    DNO, this article could have been a bit more clear to make that distinction.

    • Me
      March 30, 2017

      The influence of Mercury! Toilets are to be called washrooms form now on. We are on the next level but alas, meme bete meme pwel.

      • Let The Truth Be Told - Original
        March 30, 2017

        When we are in a store/restaurant, etc., in those countries, it is “Ladies Room” and “Gentlemen.” We do not say I am going to the toilet or latrine. It is not ladylike and gentlemanly to say that.
        Then, we do not say “toilet paper”. It is bathroom tissues. :lol:
        We also have face tissues; not kleenex.
        In these modern days many words have been changed which we have to get accustomed to.

    • March 30, 2017

      where is your comprehension skills? Does an author tell you everything. Use inference to understand the text.Stop telling DNO what to do fool

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