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Water Minister says prospects looking good for well drilling in Cayon


by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – Work to secure potable water for the people of Cayon continues 

The well drilling in Cabbage Tree is being undertaken by Bedrock Exploration Development Technologies (BEAD) St. Kitts Ltd., contracted by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

In a Facebook post, the Water Minister, Hon. Konris Maynard, said, “Prospects are looking very good to return to regular supply of water for Cayon and surrounding areas in the not too distant future.” 

The success of the drilling will be determined through testing, which would check for chemicals, pathogens and other contaminants that may be in the water and if any elements in the water are present in dangerous quantities.

The Water Minister previously reported that the Government is also working on locating and digging for other wells around the Island.

Minister Maynard further wrote that the amount of water from Royal Utilities (St. Kitts Marriott) to the Frigate Bay/South East Peninsular Area would be increased to 400,000 gallons of water in a few weeks.

Additionally, a two million-gallon desalination plant that will cost the government $10-$14 million was approved by the procurement board, and those two million gallons are expected to help resolve some issues with water, especially for the Basseterre area.


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