The Government of Dominica has invested close to five million dollars to undertake a pipeline replacement project to serve resident between Canfield and St. Joseph.
Over seven miles of ductile iron pipes were laid during the eight month long project.
The newly laid pipeline replaces a section of the supply network of the Water Area One system. This pipeline was laid in the early 1970’s and had become susceptible to leakage due to aging and therefore had to be replaced.
The project was implemented by DOWASCO.
Four main crews were engaged to undertake the works including private contractors and workers. A number of private owners and operators of heavy equipment were also engaged on the project.
The project was commissioned in February 2012 and is expected to provide a much improved and reliable service to residents for several decades.
This project did not form part of the more extensive West Coast water supply project which was undertaken simultaneously and funded by the European Union and the Government of Dominica.
Transfers from the old distribution lines to the newly laid lines are now ongoing.
This project proved to be very challenging in the Mahaut and Massacre areas. In an effort to minimize disruptions to traffic some trenching a pipe works were done at nights. DOWASCO expresses appreciation to the general public for their patience during the pipe laying works.
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.