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Contact: Kerwin Xavier


Wednesday 13 April 2011  Pipe-borne water now flows through the communities of Diamond, Esperence and Boisden in the town of Soufriere for the first time.  The joint project between the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation, WASCO, the EU, the German Government and SEQUA. Minister for Communications and Works, Transport, and Public utilities says the project has a dual purpose. 


“Farming is a major component of this project.  In fact the role of  farming in the community was what gave us the justification to establish the project not just as a community project to benefit households but to create and generate economic activity –that was the whole focus of the project.”


The project cost over three hundred thousand dollars and comprises 8 fire hydrants, over 7000 feet of pipe laid within the communities of Boisden, Esperence, and Diamond. Chairman of the Soufriere Regional Foundation, Leaton  Lamontagne expressed appreciation for the project, indicating that it will benefit over 50 house holds. 


“After all these years the people of Diamond finally have pipe-borne water.  Today is a great day for the people of Diamond. The business of carrying water in buckets are over,”   Lamontagne said.

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