Christmas seemed brighter for residents of Cedros and Icacos as the Water and Sewerage Authority made good on its promise to deliver water to over 600 residents who were suffering for the precious commodity in the leadup to Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, resident Shaheeda Maharaj said they received a truck-borne supply at Ramsey Avenue, Icacos.
“I am so relieved right now. I took out all the clothes to wash. We had a sinkful of dishes. We are so thankful that we got a little water.”
With no water to bathe her newborn grandson or boil his baby bottles, Icacos resident Shaheeda Maharaj broke down in tears on Monday, begging her councillor to do something to help her.
"My daughter Stephanie Maharaj make baby and she came home on Friday with my grandson, but there is not a drop of water to cook, bathe, wash. We have not had a drop of water for over two months," Maharaj said during an interview on Christmas Eve.
With Christmas a day away, Maharaj said her home was in a dirty state.