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Ground breaking for new rudimentary water system takes place in Santa Anna Village

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. 

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