Former Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Cornelius De Weever, responsible for the production and distribution of drinking water, Management of GEBE, Romelio Maduro, Rene Gartner and Management of Seven Seas Water Mr. Franklyn Richards on Thursday, December 18, 2014 visited the Pointe Blanche site where the second water tank has been built.
“A milestone has been achieved here as storage capacity has been structurally increased,” said Former Minister De Weever.
Former Minister De Weever mentioned the importance of having the necessary infrastructure in place for the supply of drinking water for the present and the next generation, which is essential to guarantee public health. He looks back on a fruitful three year period with real improvements in the area of water production and distribution, overall and in particular in the east area of our island.
GEBE will take the just completed second tank in operation soon. The first tank is already in operation. Both tanks will serve as reservoirs for the water produced by seawater reverse osmosis plant built in the “Yellow Building” on the Harbour Cargo premises. The tanks are connected to the water distribution system of GEBE and supply drinking water to the community. Each tank has a capacity of 3000 m3. The total increase in capacity of tank storage of 6000 m3 equals 20% of the presently installed tank capacity.
In August 2012 a three way agreement between Government, GEBE and Air-Fin /Seven Seas Water was signed specifying detailed arrangements of the supply, installation, commissioning, operation and ownership of two water tanks. The 3 way agreement is a sub agreement of the Water Supply (Production) Agreement between Government and Air-Fin / Seven Seas Water for 2008-2018.
The site is located uphill on the road to Monte Vista and is commonly known as the Pot Rum site.