New Hope Under Water
Residents of New Hope on the East Bank of Demerara are experiencing high waters in the area after an old culvert was reopened. Residents of the area are expressing disappointment in the Neighborhood Democratic Council for allowing workers to open the culvert during last week. The old culvert separates the community into two half’s since the front is much higher than the back.
According to the Community Group Chairman, given the different levels in the area a drainage system was designed to allow both sections to have separate drainage.
The Chairman of the Neighborhood Democratic Council told Capitol News that a cap would be replaced and residents should not be affected anymore since there was a misunderstanding. He stated that residents will have to wait until low tides before any water could recede from the community.
With more heavy rainfall expected to coincide with the high tides several residents are worried about the likely impact on their business operations especially those who operate farms and kitchen gardens.