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Water to flow from Capoons Bay plant in 2 weeks

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Minister of Communication and Works, Mark Vanterpool has announced that the Capoons Bay water plant will be operational in two weeks.

The plant which services some communities in the First District has not had the power it needs to function since the hurricanes.

But Vanterpool said government has ordered a 500kW generator to power the facility.

He said the generator is expected to arrive this week.

“We were awaiting for the Capoon’s Bay plant to receive [regular] power. It’s taking too long for us. It’s supposed to happen in a week or two, they are telling us. But we are bringing a generator there.”

“We’re gonna get the plant tested and hopefully … in the next two weeks we’ll have it up and running either by generator or by the regular power,” Vanterpool said.

He noted that water will be trucked to communities in that area until the plant is back up.

“The water department has started a programme where we will provide transportation and so on to get water to various houses. So, if you do have a need to get water in your cistern, I believe we are going to provide the transportation for that and get water down to you while we try to get the plant up and running,” he said.

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