Grenada Water Supply Study

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July 22, 2010 No. 33/10-BD GRENADA WATER SUPPLY STUDY TO RECEIVE CDB FUNDING Residents of the Grenadine islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique are to benefit from a reliable, quality water supply system. The Government of Grenada is to receive a technical assistance grant equivalent to USD204,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to assist in financing consultants to develop a Water Supply Master Plan for these islands. The Government will provide counterpart financing equivalent to USD37,750. The objective of this intervention is to improve the ability of the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) to Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and to formulate a phased capital works investment programme. Approximately 6,000 people live in Carriacou, while Petite Martinique's population is estimated at 900. Tourism is the main economic driver, and the islands receive approximately 21,000 visitors annually. During extended or severe dry seasons, the water supply on the islands is insufficient to meet the needs of the population, and NAWASA is forced to supply water by barge to these islands. NAWASA will be the executing agency for the project.

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