Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco, the Hon. John Pinder as well as Chairman of Water and Sewerage Corporation, the Hon. Sylvanus Petty visited Moore’s Island to assess and hopefully bring solution to the water supply issues that residents have been experiencing since the passage of Hurricane Dorian.
Mr. Petty said, “one of the main issues we identified is the tank, the storage tank, we have a bad leak and that reduces a lot of the storage and that’s very important. One of the challenges that we have is the filter, one of the filters that we have to bypass so, Mr. Stubbs is ensuring that we get two filters for backup.”
The Water and Sewerage Corporation’s reverse osmosis plant on the island is designed to produce 36,000 gallons of water per day, presently it is producing 24,000 gallons per day which is being used by residents in a short period of time daily.
Island MP, the Hon. John Pinder for his part said, “Central and South Abaco in a whole has many challenges that were multiplied after Dorian. As we go through the assessments, I bring down the chairmen and the ministers with their technical teams so that we could have a full understand of what those challenges are inclusive of the men on the ground or women on the ground that are actually servicing these areas.”
Plans are underway to begin repairs on the water plant at an estimated cost of $200,000.