New water system for Warner

A new $3.6-million water system has been commissioned for the community of Warner, seeking to address the issue of the community stemming from the age of the previous system that scarcely affords the community proper supply.

Due to the community’s elevation, the new water system features two concrete tanks with a storage capacity of 75,000 imperial gallons and two electric water pumps used to pump the water up to a suitable elevation for distribution. This has contributed to the high cost of the system.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt, in his address at a ceremony yesterday spoke of the new system being a key part of the community’s transition and further development.

He stated, “I look at the number of homes and Warner is becoming an urban community and we could not not have water to supply the homes of these people. So I am here to celebrate with you and to identify with your excitement. We are here to say this is not a dream, it is a reality. And with the presence of water, one can appreciate the social and economic impact it will have on you the residents of Warner. We will see continued expansion of the village, we will see an improvement in agriculture and we will see more businesses wanting to establish in this part of the country. And for those who did not want to build in Warner because there was no water, you will now want to [build here].”

Representative for the Mahaut Constituency Rayburn Blackmoore also addressed the ceremony and made known his belief that this project will improve the quality of life of the people of Warner and signal a departure from days when villager used to travel as far as Belfast for drinking water and the water trucks that were sent to provide water during the dry season.

Blackmoore believe that the community will experience an evolution due to this system. He said, “You’re going to see more value added to your property and you’re going to see the prospect for the emergence of commercial real estate in Warner and so I feel happy to be part of this project.”

Two contractors were employed for the project RRJ Ltd and Felix Thomas working concurrently.

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  1. 4-cars
    October 1, 2015

    I thought we had 365 waters!!!!

  2. 4-cars
    October 1, 2015

    Just like in Sudan Africa – Just now the government will start digging wells in various locations on the Island to “increase the real estate value.” Do they really know what increases the value of real property? Yes! a pipe with running water that’s not constant.

  3. swag
    September 28, 2011

    So because there is corruption else where we have to be part of it, is that what you are saying? It is o.k to have a corrupt government. Well, maybe it is ok for you but some of us don’t go for that. We are independent and we love to work hard for what we want. One day, one day we will see who will be saying RA!RA!

    September 28, 2011

    Macho man, you are no macho man. There should be no s in the word need when using the word in this sentence structure. You are the one who can’t talk proper English, stupid.

  5. One Love
    September 27, 2011

    8-O you tink a little poo poo watta in a pipe will mek we stop buy our Trois Pitions and Loubiere?

    BRING SOME REAL DEVELOPMENT to improve the value of my new house at Warner not pipe water politics CHOOPS MAN

      September 28, 2011

      I take it you still want to wipe your buttocks with stones and leaves over a lavatory and no water to wash your hands and you call that personal development, Mr one love.

    September 27, 2011


  7. want to know
    September 27, 2011

    you know,some people just dont know wat they want or appreciate something when it is good and say thank you.Having work money and everything but no water is still a stress in someones life.It is because of the vision of this government thats why they putting a lot of emphasis on improving the water system and bringing water to comunities that dont have so the people can now use the water to creat job and in return they will be able to make sa much money they need to bring the other thing that is needed,so water is the best of everything else.thank god for blessing us with the abundance of it and thanks to the prime minister for making the money avalable so the people of warner can enjoy it.

  8. One Love
    September 27, 2011

    8-O I guess we will have to EAT water and drink glo showfay

    we have water doh no work; no money; no nothing – but we have water doh

    • buwo
      September 27, 2011

      So you would prefer to go right Belfast for water. Water is life!!! Appreciate it.

      Thanks PM.


      • swag
        September 27, 2011

        This is reality we can not live on water alone. We want jobs, we want to be independent. We want to see money circulating in the place/country. Yes, we do need proper water system but where are the jobs?? Just asking, do we have to pay for the water bills??? The government are there to proper water system in place, provide jobs, proper housing and laws etc… nothing is a favour especially when we do pay taxes.

      • One Love
        September 27, 2011

        8-O Poor BUWO :mrgreen:

      September 27, 2011

      Stupid, you need these kinds of developments in the country, like a reliable and proper water system, in order to move to the next step – investments and jobs and upscale living. You all are too negative and unappreciative. What have you done for Dominica? Nothing!So shut up your mouth.

      • One Love
        September 27, 2011

        maybe YOU need that nonsense NOT I

        I APPRECIATE MY POCKET not another man’s FESS

        I am no FESSFLY Get a life

      • Macho Man
        September 27, 2011

        u needs these kinds of developments?

        Skerrit need to send you to school, so u can learn to speak properly when defending him…lol

    • September 27, 2011

      I wonder if you ever had to be in a house wothout water. “ssssssssssssstupesssssss”

    • From LaPlaine
      September 28, 2011

      At least we have something still because Rome was not built in a day. You all sit and wait and expect people to do thing for you all. Get off your lazy backsides and find work to do!

  9. buwo
    September 27, 2011

    While they talking, we working.


    • concern citizen
      September 27, 2011

      so true

    • Yes Sa
      September 28, 2011

      and selling and giving Dominican passports to any crook, and enriching ourselves through dubious means, and getting kick-backs, and engaged in controversial Rubbish Bin and Fertilizer Bobols, secret land deals, defending and protecting “Big Boys, our friends alledgedly in corrupt pratices, we blocking Electoral reforms, We pressure institutions through our political partisan operations, we seeing Public works dying, we increasing unemployment and begging with the institutionalizing of a ‘Corrupt Clinic”, Leader publicly says so, we disregard and disrespect the Constitution and Laws, we put a wedge in the investigations of the firebombing of Emanuel’s home, and so on and on… we working hard day and night to reverse the democratic way of life.

      • Truth
        September 28, 2011

        I feel sorry for you. Keep crying till next elections. Sit down and moan and groan all day about the ills….Show me a man without sin, show me an incorrupt government and you will show me who you are. RA!RA!RA!

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