Fyrish to get new well, water improvement for Berbice communities – GWI

A new well in the Fyrish community is expected to end the water woes of some 10,000 people Albion to Number One Village. The Guyana Water Inc announced that it is making plans to drill a new well soon. On Friday, Chief Executive Officer of GWI – Mr. Shaik Baksh, Executive Director of Operations – Mr. Jawaharall Ramjug, other GWI Technical and Regional Officials conducted several site visits with the aim of identifying a location for the new well.


“The current well at Fryish is close to 50 years old and has begun to show signs of deterioration. According to Mr. Baksh, this has resulted in the well producing murky water, particularly when the well recommences pumping after a power outage,” GWI said on Friday.

The water company said that it is currently seeking financial provision from the Government of Guyana for the new well, as it aims to begin drilling as early as this month.

“So it is imprerative that GWI quickly endeavors to drill a new well for the residents to give them a good quality of water. We want to do this expeditiously”, the GWI CEO stated.

The team looked at a number of plots of land within the Kilcoy/Chesney and Fryish areas, with Chesney showing more potential for drilling, GWI said. GWI is working with NDC officials to acquire the necessary approval to drill on the land.

GWI has started to flush the water prior distribution, in addition to the installation of a soft starter for the motor.

“When theres a blackout we can start without interrupting or shaking up the casing of the well and this seems to be working right now and over the last two days the water has improved and we’re hoping to hold this position within the next two to three months,” Baksh is quoted as saying.

Drilling for this new well is expected to last for a period of three months.