Access To Potable Water for All Is a Necessity in Building St. Kitts And Nevis as A Sustainable Island State

Well-drilling in Cayon

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Well drilling in Cabbage Tree, Cayon, is continuing apace, as the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is moving forward with its plans to address the water problems that have been affecting the community of Cayon for many years.

Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew

Speaking on the issue on Wednesday, July 26, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew said his government is resolute in its position to solve the water concerns once and for all because access to potable water is a key element of his administration’s plans of building a Sustainable Island State.

“Just this year alone we have about 40 percent less rainfall when compared to the same period of the previous year. Climate change is upon us and as a result, we have areas in St. Kitts and Nevis, especially in my own constituency, that are suffering from a significant decrease in rainfall and as a result it is affecting the availability of water. Building towards a Sustainable Island State, we are adamant that people in these areas must have water, as should all our people in St. Kitts and Nevis and we are aiming towards 24/7 availability of potable water or drinking water, and with that, I would also like to say to our people that let us be somewhat more mindful and responsible in using water,” Prime Minister Dr. Drew said on Wednesday’s (July 26) Issues radio programme on Freedom FM.

The well drilling in Cayon is being executed by Bedrock Exploration Development Technologies (BEAD) St. Kitts Ltd., which has been contracted by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis through the Water Services Department (WSD).

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