Giraudel, Eggleston & Castle Comfort Water supply Project


Signing Ceremony for GECC and WWCT water projects
This project was funded by DOWASCO with a loan from the National Bank of Dominica and Company funds. A labour contract was issued to Robinsons, John and Shillingford while materials were supplied by DOWASCO. The project commenced in March 2005 and was completed in June 2007. The overall project cost was EC$5.6 million.

The project scope included the construction of an intake on River Claire, a Pump House and Generator Shed, Installation of 2 Pumps and 2 Diesel Generators 175 kw each; supply lines from the Intake to the existing Giraudel Tank comprising 7,000 ft of 6 inch and 8 inch DI pipe and 5,000 ft of 6 inch PVC pipe; Giraudel tank improvements including 10 ft tall concrete partition;    distribution lines and service connections in Giraudel and Eggleston and to Upper Castle Comfort consisting of 13,200 ft of 4 inch PVC and 10,000 ft of 2 inch HDPE pipe; construction of 30,000 gal storage tank in Castle Comfort and supply line from the WA1 System to the tank comprising 3,750 ft of 4 inch DI pipe. The system was ceremonially opened on the 1st of August 2007.

Giraudel Intake
The communities of Giraudel, Eggleston and Upper Castle Comfort now have a reliable water supply which will greatly enhance the lives of the residents as well as development in these communities.