Icacos

Icacos residents get water

Christ­mas seemed brighter for res­i­dents of Ce­dros and Ica­cos as the Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Au­thor­i­ty made good on its promise to de­liv­er wa­ter to over 600 res­i­dents who were suf­fer­ing for the pre­cious com­mod­i­ty in the lead­up to Christ­mas.

On Christ­mas Eve, res­i­dent Sha­hee­da Ma­haraj said they re­ceived a truck-borne sup­ply at Ram­sey Av­enue, Ica­cos.

“I am so re­lieved right now. I took out all the clothes to wash. We had a sink­ful of dish­es. We are so thank­ful that we got a lit­tle wa­ter.”

No water in Icacos for a month Residents suffer before Christmas

With no wa­ter to bathe her new­born grand­son or boil his ba­by bot­tles, Ica­cos res­i­dent Sha­hee­da Ma­haraj broke down in tears on Mon­day, beg­ging her coun­cil­lor to do some­thing to help her.

"My daugh­ter Stephanie Ma­haraj make ba­by and she came home on Fri­day with my grand­son, but there is not a drop of wa­ter to cook, bathe, wash. We have not had a drop of wa­ter for over two months," Ma­haraj said dur­ing an in­ter­view on Christ­mas Eve.

With Christ­mas a day away, Ma­haraj said her home was in a dirty state.