Chaguanas’ underprivileged get help with water tanks

Enterprise resident Andrew Valadean (centre) collects water tank from Councillor Barry Boodram (left), and Chaguanas Mayor Vandana Mohit, on Thursday 28 May 2020. (Image: Office of the Mayor of Chaguanas)

Water tanks are being given to underprivileged persons in Chaguanas, to ease some of the water woes being experienced by those residents.

Guardian Media understands the Chaguanas Borough Corporation (CBC) started distribution of the tanks, on Thursday 28 May 2020.

Chaguanas Mayor Vandana Mohit revealed that the Corporation has been inundated with calls for help during the current water crisis.

“The Council of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation purchased 40 water tanks for emergency water relief, to assist burgesses who are below the low-income earnings level, and who currently are facing a water crisis in parts of Chaguanas,” the Mayor explained.

Enterprise resident Judith Horne (right) collects a water tank from Chaguanas Mayor Vandana Mohit (left), and councillor Barry Boodram. (Image: Office of the Mayor of Chaguanas)

She noted that the Borough has been liaising and working with WASA (the Water and Sewerage Authority)  and has received all the requested support from the Authority.

“However, the water supply within the Enterprise and Longdenville areas is a major challenge at this time,” she points out. “As such, we have chosen to assist those particular residents so they can at least receive a truck-borne supply for their usage.”

Mayor Mohit said a needs assessment was done to ensure the tanks went to those persons who are in dire need of assistance.