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Thursday 22 August 2019
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Colm, where's our water?

THE EDITOR: Imagine life without household, pipe borne water. As the old saying goes, "Once you carry your own water, you will learn the value of every drop." This is the value we the residents of the hillsides in Maraval village have learned. But sometimes, enough is enough.

It appears as though Morne Coco Road, Maraval is the forgotten gem of the Diego Martin constituency. For years, residents were left to do without water. For over 65 years, my family and I have grown accustomed to rain water as our only source of water in our household.

Residents of Upper Celestine Trace, Faustin Trace and Clovis Trace would like to pose a question to area representative Finance Minister Colm Minister; the Minister of Public Utilities Senator Robert Le Hunte and WASA's Chief Executive Officer Dr Ellis Burris: When would we get pipe borne water?

In 2014, the residents had to endure months of pipe installation work and now in 2019, there is still no water. The absence or non visibility of the Local Government representative adds further fuel to the fire. Dry Season is now upon us, what are we residents to do? Continue paying $120 per week to get a truck load of water from private suppliers?

I really hope some resolution can be gained from this letter in the print media. As it appears the general citizen does not have a voice when it comes to having human basic needs such as water and proper sanitation.

Concerned resident, Maraval

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