#Eleuthera, January 3, 2019 – Bahamas – Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), Adrian Gibson along with other officials inspected the water plant in Tarpum Bay during a recent stopover visit to the island.
The plant, which services the communities of Tarpum Bay and Rock Sound, produces approximately 460,000 gallons of water per day and has a storage capacity of 500,000 gallons.
Mr. Gibson said the WSC is exploring the possibility of extending transmission mains between the plants in Tarpum Bay and the settlement of Waterford to accommodate major developments like Jacks Bay and Cotton Bay resorts and others which may be on the drawing board.
“We have another plant further south in Waterford. That plant services the southern communities. It has a storage capacity of 250,000 and produces 90,000 per day. To accommodate the new development, Jacks Bay and their golf course, over the next three weeks or so, we’re putting in an additional 90,000 capacity. They will be producing 180,000 gallons per day in terms of pumping and producing, said Mr. Gibson.
“With the transmission mains, it means that Jacks Bay and other developments would be able to get water from the two sides. You will never have an issue with the golf course, supplying the hotels or whatever other investment may come up.”
The Chairman also highlighted additional work the corporation has completed in Eleuthera including extension works to water mains in German Village.
By Kathryn Campbell
Photo Caption: Stephen Hank Johnson, MP for Central and South Eleuthera, talks about water upgrades there. Also shown from left are WSC officials including Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager (partially hidden); Thomas Desmangles, Distribution Operations Manager; Elwood Donaldson, General Manager and Adrian Gibson, Executive Chairman, WSC, and MP for Long Island.
(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)