Residents of Port Kaituma, Region 1 are being urged not to consume water from the Port Kaituma River. This is according to the Guyana Water Inc.
GWI has reported that the quality of the water has been compromised due to mining activities.
As a result, GWI has shut down the engine driven water supply system in the community and will recommence pumping as soon as clearance is given by the water quality department.
Meantime, potable water is available from the Port Kaituma Pump station and residents are being urged to make full use of this water source.