The possibility of refining the salt extracted from the saltwater reverse osmosis plants to be setup in Carriacou and Petite Martinique is being looked at.
As the project nears completion, the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs is considering other possible benefits that can be derived from the project.
Already; the solar power plant which will be used to provide electricity for the treatment plant in Petite Martinique is completed.
The work was done by Grenada Solar Power Ltd (GRENSOL).
Chief Operations Officer of GRENSOL Kevin Burkhardt said with renewable energy being the way to go, the setting up of two solar power plants on the island should bring about additional benefits to different sectors such as tourism and the business community.
He said the plant at Limlair will provide over 18,000 kilo watts of electricity per hour.
With Government’s quest to provide a sustainable potable water supply for the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique assistance was sought in 2012 from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre to develop the project.
The project is being done in partnership with the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NaWASA) and the Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GRENLEC).
Funding is provided by the European Union Global Alliance for Climate Change Program and the United Kingdom Department of International Development.