Cayman Water celebrates 40 years

Cayman Water Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary by hosting a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday, 29 August.  

The gathering will be held from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Abel Castillo Water Works – just off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, adjacent to Governor’s Harbour – the site of Cayman Water’s original desalting equipment installed 40 years ago this month, said Rick McTaggart, president and CEO of Cayman Water Company, a subsidiary of Consolidated Water Company. 

Mr. McTaggart said Cayman Water and its international subsidiaries are “on the cutting edge of desalination technology, having developed some of the most energy efficient desalination plants in the world, and I look forward to showing the public how seawater is transformed into high-quality drinking water.  

“Of course, we never would have reached this significant milestone without the foresight of Cayman Water’s founders, Clarence Flowers Sr., Phil Lustig and Bill Parkhurst, who recognised that Cayman’s budding tourist industry on the Seven Mile Beach needed an affordable, reliable and high quality drinking water supply to grow and flourish.” 

The company supplies drinking water to the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas through a franchise agreement with the government and also supplies bulk desalinated water to Cayman’s Water Authority from three plants in George Town and Frank Sound. 

Cayman Water supplies desalinated water in the Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands and Bali, Indonesia. It has built and operated plants in Barbados and Bermuda and is developing a mega-plant in Baja California, Mexico, which will ultimately supply water to northwest Mexico and southern California. 

The 29 August event will include a tour of the seawater reverse osmosis desalinisation facility, prizes, giveaways and refreshments.  

“The Chamber is delighted to be a part of Cayman Water’s 40th anniversary celebration,” said Chamber CEO Wil Pineau. “We not only commend Cayman Water on the local services they provide, but also to their achievements overseas. The Chamber wishes Cayman Water Company much success in the years to come.” 

Other anniversary activities include 25k and 10k bicycle rides on 31 August, starting at 6.30am at the water works, followed by breakfast, prizes and giveaways. Proceeds will go to Cayman HospiceCare in memory of Pete Ribbins, the company’s past general manager.  

The company supplies drinking water to the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas through a franchise agreement with the government… 

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Mr. McTaggart

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