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Paraquita Bay Farmers get 24/7 water supply! WSD workers praised

Workers at the Water & Sewerage Department have received high praise from Agriculture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley following the creation of an all-day water supply for farmers at Paraquita Bay.

“They endeavoured for over a month now to make sure that Paraquita Bay and the farmers have water,” Wheatley reported earlier this week on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) radio show, Let’s Talk.

Wheatley said the workers persevered through bushy terrain and adverse conditions to ensure the job was done.

“When our public servants do well we need to praise them, so I’m praising them because they did all of that to get water to Paraquita Bay,” he said.

Dr Wheatley further said the issue brought closure to a decades-long problem and said his government will continue to improve the water distribution network in the area and make sure that a reliable source of water is put in place with the implementation of a reservoir.

In a previous statement, Wheatley said the work was being done through the “collaborative efforts of the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Transportation Works & Utilities along with the hardworking professionals at the Water & Sewerage Department.”

Works Minister Kye Rymer also acknowledged the good work of the staff and said they were out working night and day as well as on weekends to resolve the situation.

He said water remains a vexing issue within the territory while noting that there is age-old infrastructure in place.

 

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  1. Yes says:

    Age old …green land sucks ..

  2. lol says:

    I did see a pigs with wings in the sky recently

  3. Shaft says:

    and when would the workers be properly paid or do they have to get together and buy a barge

  4. heckler says:

    So instead of Shawonde go and get all the public schools up and running, he is up in pariquita bay running pvc pipes and playing in water?

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  5. Watching says:

    So,when he who informed the public that he was waiting for water to move his fowl farm is going to do so?

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  6. So says:

    Now that the animals have gotten water when will the residents of East and West End get water???

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  7. YOUTH says:

    Good job VIP

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  8. WEW says:

    Oh good. That looks like a LEAD pipe. I hope that’s an OLD file photo or are there more lead pipes poisoning us.

  9. Musa says:

    Can all farmers get this service too?

  10. Nice says:

    We have to commend the Government for getting through the hard work of the Water & Sewage and Department. This is nice.

    • Flash says:

      From Gary’s time the water and sewerage department employees have been working. Now get the government to put some money in the department to fix the issues including paying the staff properly.

  11. Ok says:

    I live pari right by the college and water always off. All now it off… this place just sickening.

  12. Pensive says:

    Windy Hill residents have been struggling over a decade now.

    I think it will take pressure from Intl/regional media to clear this up. These shortages are decades old. Water in covid times are essential…
    But then again we only build sidewalks because the cruise companies pressure us to… Sooo we might have to consult with them.

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