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New reverse osmosis plant installed in Grand Turk
Published on August 24, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

The ministry of government support services has announced the successful installation of a new reverse osmosis (R/O) plant in Grand Turk.

The new plant has the capacity to generate approximately 300,000 gallons of water per day and is expected to improve the water supply on the island. The old R/O plants, which were only producing a daily average of 125,000 gallons, will be repaired and used as a backup as needed.

Minister of Government Support Services George Lightbourne
Minister with responsibility for water undertaking, George Lightbourne, commented on the achievement: “I am so pleased that finally the residents throughout Grand Turk, especially those on The Ridge and in the Breezy Brae areas who were always affected by water shortages, will now have access to a continuous level of service when the entire pipe network is fully pressurized. Now, even with cruise ships in port, we will have more than sufficient water supply. This infrastructural advancement is critical to the future growth of this economy. I thank the people of Grand Turk for their patience over the years and assure them that we are looking at even more ways in which we can improve our services to our valued customers.”

An official ribbon-cutting exercise is scheduled for 9:30 am on Friday August 30, 2013, at the plant’s facility, Hawke’s Nest.
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