By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter
The government has pledged to expand and upgrade the Santa Anna Village rudimentary water system in the Toledo District.
A ground-breaking ceremony will take place on Friday afternoon to mark the initial phase of the project, which is said to cost $762,110. through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
The new system will have the capacity to store 20,000 gallons of water, and will include an elevated water tank, a submersible pump to control the water supply and a tank distribution pipe.
A government-issued press release states that the proposed water system will reduce the vulnerability of water-borne diseases for the 89 households of the community.
The Social Investment Fund will oversee the project, which is scheduled for completion by January, 2016.
Santa Anna Village was established in 1974, and is situated 14 miles west of Punta Gorda Town.