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DPM Promises Pipe Potable Water

water and sewerageDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Urban Works and Development Philip Davis has promised to make pipe portable water accessible to residents throughout the capital and the Family Islands “in short order.”

In fact, he anticipates the water works will begin later this summer.

“Here in New Providence, works are underway to install a pipe water system in three large areas,” he said.

“In the Pinewood Gardens Phase B area, there are some 650 homes, the Coral Lakes subdivision has 200-plus homes and the Boatswain Hill area has 200 plus homes. Works are underway to install pipe water in those communities.”

It is expected that water works in Mr. Davis’ constituency of Cat Island will begin in the coming months.

Other islands include San Salvador, Long Island, Crooked Island and Eleuthera.

“Our government is diligently working with the leadership of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (W&SC) with bringing pipe potable water to each and every home in the least and earliest possible opportunity,” the deputy prime minister said.

“I am very pleased with the direction of the corporation and its commitment to provide world class water and sanitation services.”

Mr. Davis added that these projects are only a glimpse of what the ministry has been doing and will continue doing in terms of providing clean pipe water for various communities.

W&SC Renamed

 The deputy prime minister’s comments came during the renaming of the W&SC head office on Thompson Blvd.

As part of its 40th anniversary, the water company now bears the name of its first Bahamian general manager.

1.George Moss assumed leadership of the government run corporation back in 1977; a position he held on to for more than 20 years.

During his tenure, Mr. Moss has been credited with transforming the utility company into a “well organized, fully Bahamianised and vibrant entity.

“I believe we all owe Mr. Moss a rousing round of applause for the leadership he has left in place at this corporation. The future development of your Commonwealth will require this same level of commitment and focus on our human capital,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, Philip Davis.

W&SC General Manager, Glen Laville agreed, adding that Mr. Moss has done so much for the institution, his employees and the customers.

“For this organization, Mr. Moss’ passion and love never wavered or was it questioned,” he said. We are therefore proud to give this tribute to our first Bahamian GM.”








Written by Jones Bahamas

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