Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018. 9:28 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff:Yesterday the Government Belize inaugurated a new rudimentary water system in Maskall village, which will bring clean water to over 1,500 residents in over 330 homes.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) provided the loan to fund the project along with counterpart funding from the government of Belize, which brought the total project cost to $999,494.96. The Belize Social Investment Fund, (SIF) implemented the project.
“This upgrade has resulted in providing service connections for over 330 homes with the availability of reliable supply of safe water, thus contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of residents and visitors of Maskall and in the reduction of incidences of water-borne, food-borne, vector-borne and communicable diseases,” GOB said.
The upgrade to the previous system included the construction of an elevated 20,000-gallon ferro-concrete tank with an additional 20,000 gallon ferro-concrete under-ground tank, the first of its kind to be constructed in the country. The new system also has a ferro-concrete pump house with an electrical system and monitoring equipment.
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