Jennings Water Treatment, Storage plant officially opens
September 21, 2007
Jennings Water Treatment, Storage plant officially opens

Surrounded by parliamentary colleagues and visibly excited Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) staff, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, ably assisted by 2007 Miss SVG contestant Tessica Cupid, turned the valve to officially commence operations at the Jennings Water Treatment and Storage System.{{more}}

Labeled as the single largest water supply project to be taken on by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the system supplies water to one fifth of the nation’s population; 23,000 households in five different constituencies.

The engineering team of the CWSA came in for high praise for the project which began in 2003, from not only Dr. Gonsalves, but also General Manager of CWSA Garth Saunders, who thanked senior engineers Sein Htoon, Brian DaSilva and Maxian Seales for leading the others through the in house project, and others for working in the background.

Saunders in his address, among other things, mentioned a number of upcoming projects to be undertaken by the CWSA. These include the upgrade of the solid waste management system in the Grenadines, a storage system in Montreal, and the Kingstown Sewerage system upgrade.

The Jennings water treatment and storage system will supply water as far south as the Diamond Estate, feeding through areas such as Calder, Greggs, Carapan, Cedars and New Adelphi.

The entire project cost over $22 million. (JJ)