The Amelia’s Ward and Wisroc water treatment plants are expected to become operational by mid-next month. These will provide treated water to thousands of residents of the Region Ten (Upper Demerara/Berbice) town of Linden.Executive director of Infrastructure Planning and Implementation of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Ramchand Jailal, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the two water treatment plants were completed over a year ago, but after inspection, they were found to have defective filters.Jailal noted that GWI is carrying out works to fix the filters: “At present work is ongoing on the improvement of the filters because for any water treatment plant, that’s the heart.”Testing of both plants should be completed within two weeks. Jailall explained that once testing is completed, the treatment plants will become fully operational. The director explained that, “they are scheduled to undertake testing in the latter part of this week and after they test the filters at Ameila’s Ward, in another two weeks’ time we will also be testing the filters at Wisroc.”The aim behind constructing the two water plants is to reduce operational costs associated with the treatment of surface water from the Demerara River. The repairs will cost over $50 million, with $35 million for the redesigned filtration system and a further $15 million for the shell structure.Additionally, the Mackenzie and West Watooka water plants will undergo rehabilitative works in August and will serve as a backup.“These projects have already been tendered and evaluated and are at present at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board for award for contracts. We expect those awards before the end of July and the works are expected to start in August,” Jailal said.Linden residents, at the Ministerial outreach on Friday, highlighted the water challenges they face on a daily basis; however, they were made aware of the ongoing efforts by GWI to ensure that potable water is accessible to every resident.
Donegal play Kerry on Sunday in Tralee and the game will be screened live on TG4.Donegal supporters unable to make the long trek south for Donegal’s match against Kerry will be comforted by the fact the game will be screened live on TG4.Hundreds of loyal Donegal supporters are still expected to make the trip down to Tralee for Sunday’s game despite the fact the game is being screened live on TV.Bus loads are expected to head down tomorrow to stay overnight before returning home right after the match. Donegal face Kerry in Tralee on Sunday afternoon in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland Final.Both teams suffered disappointing defeats to local rivals last weekend and will be keen to bounce back.Kerry lost to Cork while Donegal were put to the sword by an ultra-defensive Monaghan side.The game takes on added significance due to their respective defeats and both teams will looking to secure a crucial two points in their quest to consolidate their Division One status. Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has announced his team to face Kerry on Sunday.1. Paul Durcan2. Paddy McGrath3. Neil McGee4. Eamon McGee 5. Frank McGlynn6. Karl Lacey7. Mark McHugh8. Neil Gallagher 9. Christy Toye10. Martin Reilly11. Odhran MacNiallais12. Ryan McHugh13. Patrick McBrearty14. Michael Murphy15. Hugh McFaddenDONEGAL GAME AGAINST KERRY WILL BE SCREENED LIVE ON TG4 was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUEdonegalGAAKerrynewsSportTG4