Sewage interruption likely during change-over

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 16:12 by GxMedia

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Tuesday said there could be an interruption in sewage disposal during the change-over from the old system to a new one that has been funded by government and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).

“This exercise may result in a temporary interruption of the system,” said the utility company in a statement.

The decommissioning exercise will commence on Wednesday June 18, 2014 and will be followed by the activation of the rehabilitated Force and Delivery Mains as well as 24 refurbished sewer pump stations.

Customers with concerns are asked to contact GWI’s Sanitation Hotline numbers on 227-8718 and 226-6059 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 to 17:00hours.

The company anticipates a successful transition to the rehabilitated system and wishes to assure customers that every effort is being taken to minimize any inconvenience the temporary interruption may cause.

GWI explained that under the US$ 10 Million Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Programme (GSIP), the company will be decommissioning old sewer mains to facilitate activation of the new sewerage system which was recently rehabilitated under the programme.

GWI customers with further questions can also e-mail GWI’s Public Relations Department via or visit; questions can also be posted via social media: Customers can also add GWI on Blackberry Messenger via pin # 296185F9.