STATEMENT OF MR. ADRIAN GIBSON, MP/EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF WSC
New Reverse Osmosis Facility in North Eleuthera
Today, the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) commenced production of water at its newest reverse osmosis facility.
WSC’s thrust remains the provisioning of safe and affordable water for Bahamians throughout the archipelago. We continue to strive to provide world-class service and seek to extend our supply to islands and communities that do not yet have piped potable water and/or sewer services.
Over the weekend, and following inspections and sign-off, I directed the startup of the Bogue (North Eleuthera) Facility. Sometime after 7 a.m. today, the new plant began producing water for thousands of residents in North Eleuthera (Upper Bogue, Lower Bogue, Current, Bluff), Harbour Island, Spanish Wells, and Russell Island.
The new, multi-million-dollar facility features a 650,000-imperial gallon per day reverse osmosis unit, with a fully automated system and backup generators. This plant will provide a sustainable and reliable supply of desalinated water for public consumption.
The new facility in Eleuthera is the largest on the Family Islands and third largest overall.
Special recognition is made of our RO contractor Suez/Aqua Design.
The people of North Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells and Russell Island will see substantial improvements in their water over the coming days. This plant, coupled with nearly 30 other WSC projects carried out on Eleuthera since 2017, lends to major infrastructural upgrades. It also provides for the expansion of businesses and industry in North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells, Harbour Island and Russell Island.
We look forward to formally commissioning the new plant upon the passage of COVID 19.
WSC remains committed to quality and to growth.