The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) Water Business Unit is in the heart of the first phase of the mainline extensions taking place in the Buckley’s, Oliver’s and Montrula areas.
Project Lead and Consumers Services Engineer, McClure Simon, said that 5850 ft. of mainlines which translates to 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 further explains that when the project is completed, approximated 305 parcels will have the infrastructure necessary to receive water service.
He said that the area will be supplied water from the largest water catchment utilized by the APUA; Potworks Dam via the Delapps Treatment Plant. Once Potworks is no longer available for extraction, water will be channelled from the Crabbs Reverse Osmosis Plant to the area.
The first phase comprises the laying of distribution mains and a transmission main connecting the storage tank near the Buckley’s Primary School to the storage tank in the Oliver’s East area and the construction of a pump station.
The project commenced in mid-February and is expected to be completed by the end of April, 2020 barring any delays in light of recent regional and international events.