Antigua seawater desalination plant poised for start

West Indies island, Antigua is currently testing a reverse osmosis seawater desalination facility which could come on stream in March.

The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) said the 2 Ml/d plant, at Pigeon Point, "will immediately service the Falmouth, English Harbour and Piccadilly and will aid in the ongoing water rationing, following more than two years of drought conditions."

In October, last year, the cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda agreed to provide US$ 100,000 to APUA to complete the installation of the plant at Nelson's Dockyard.

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