GWI disconnects water from several schools in Region 6

first_imgSeveral schools in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) have been disconnected for nonpayment of water bills.Among the schools disconnected is the region’s premier secondary institution, New Amsterdam Multilateral School.Guyana Times was told on Tuesday that the move by the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) was taken in an effort to collect in excess of $61 million owed to the water company.This publication understands that the regional administration has failed to pay water bills for all Government buildings in the region for three years. These buildings include schools, hospitals, health centres and all other Government buildings which fall under the remit of the regional administration.This newspaper understands that GWI contacted regional officials on Tuesday and informed them of the bill and plans to disconnect the water supply to buildings.However, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Kim Stephens is quoted as saying, “They cannot do that.”Several schools in the region had their water supply disconnected after the administration was at the time not forthcoming with any favourable resolution.The regional office in New Amsterdam owes GWI in excess of $3 million for water supplied over the past three years. Efforts to contact GWI for a comment on the issue proved futile. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *