In another two weeks, the community of Pennants in Clarendon will have its first water shop, which was built at a cost of $8 million.
Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, made the announcement at a Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation town hall meeting at Edwin Allen High School in Frankfield on September 20.
He said the project is expected to provide easier access to potable water for more than 1,000 residents in and around Pennants.
It involves construction of a fenced complex to accommodate eight 1,000-gallon water tanks and an administrative office. The tanks will be refilled regularly to ensure a constant supply. Persons will be able to have access to water at a minimum cost.
The Pennants project will serve as a pilot for the provision of water to areas across the island that face a shortage of the commodity during dry periods.
Minister McKenzie, in the meantime, informed that the Pennants back road was repaired at a cost of $13 million, which will make it easier for water trucks to deliver the commodity to the community.