The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) Water Business Unit has commenced the first phase of the mainline extensions in Buckleys, Oliver’s and Montrulla.
Project leader, McClure Simon, said that 5,850 feet of mainlines or approximately 1.1 miles of pipe is being laid in the area. This will allow APUA to service 78-101 parcels of land in the first phase.
Simon added that the area will be supplied water from the largest water catchment utilised by APUA — Potworks Dam via the Delaps Treatment Plant. Once Potworks is no longer available for extraction, water will be channelled from the Crabb’s reverse osmosis plant.
The first phase comprises the laying of distribution mains and a transmission main connecting the storage tank near Buckley’s Primary School to the storage tank in the Oliver’s East area and the construction of a pump station. The project, which started in mid-February, is expected to be completed by the end of April, barring any delays in light of recent regional and international events.