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Mobile desalination plant to be installed as short-term fix to water woes in Third District

A reverse osmosis water purification system. (Not the exact one mentioned in the story)

A mobile desalination plant is to be installed in Sea Cow’s Bay as a temporary measure to address the longstanding water problems plaguing residents of the Third District.

This was revealed by Premier Andrew Fahie in his response to questions by the Third District Representative Julian Fraser in the House of Assembly recently.

Premier Fahie said the Minister for Utilities Kye Rymer will be spearheading that short-term plan for the residents of Sea Cow’s Bay.

“[Government is] currently working on an arrangement with Seven Seas Water to install a mobile reverse osmosis desalination plant.”

Premier Fahie, who is also the Minister of Finance, further said: “The cost to be incurred for this venture will be offset by increased collections in revenue as everyone will now have access to water on a continuous basis.”

Fahie, however, did not specify a timeline when this plant will be operational.

Long Term Plan

The Premier also said there is a long term plan, which is expected to be completed in early 2020.

“The Water & Sewage Department is hoping to have a constant flow of water to the eastern end of the island, inclusive of Sea Cow’s Bay, by the end of this year or early in the first quarter of 2020 with an upgrade to the pumping system.”

According to the Premier, this water issue plaguing the Third District dates as far back as a decade ago when Fraser had responsibility for water and public works.

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  1. Yep says:

    Wow… why do people in D3 keep voting their man for district rep ?
    He was minister for C & W , brought in Bi water and they still have no water !

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  2. Politics says:

    Maybe that lack of move was intended to embarrass him because of that fact.

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  3. hmm says:

    There is a water plant just there sitting in the 3rd district, now we are spending more money to create a “fix”??? It’s time to stop wasting my tax money and do what is in the best interest of this country. Sick of this nonsense.

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  4. So true says:

    I am So tired of them sucking my Taxes.

    • Huh says:

      For providing relief to people? Some of you all head stuck in the political realms. They should divert all who getting water whether cistern or public to Sea Cows Bay lets see how you will will

  5. Deh Watcha says:

    What a set of jokers.

  6. CW says:

    Once again STRUPE COMMENTS rule the day. You clearly don’t have even a small clue of how expensive, time consuming, and labor intensive water networking and distribution is. But go on, cry about your taxes while you sit and type, doing NOTHING to help BVI or your pitiful selves. This is why BVI is the slowest to recover. STRUPE playing expert but know zero

  7. Omfg says:

    Every where I look you are there talking about strupe and strupe comment.. stfu …What are you doing?…Reveal thy deeds and thyself… sick of you.. # clown

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