May 11, 2021
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Business Development Press Releases Uncategorized Utility
  May 5, 2021 – Freeport, The Bahamas – Timely, ongoing maintenance of the Grand Bahama Utility Company’s (GBUC’s) water distribution system is critical to delivering safe, reliable water to all residents. As part of its leak detection program, GBUC has collaborated with engineering and surveying firm McKim & Creed to provide leak detection services […]Continue Reading
Hurricane Dorian Updates Press Releases Uncategorized Utility
The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is excited to announce the installation of a three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, which represents a $5 million investment. After months of extensive hydrogeological surveys, planning and design, “we are delighted,” said Philcher Grant, GBUC’s Director of Operations, “that this significant step in GBUC’s long term storm Continue Reading
Press Releases Uncategorized Utility
With the evolving global pandemic COVID-19, these are unprecedented times and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), in our role as regulator, must balance the need for a healthy electric utility with upgraded technology and infrastructure, against the needs of the consumer and the island’s economy. As such, the GBPA has worked together with […]Continue Reading
COVID-19 Development Hurricane Dorian Updates Press Releases Utility
One month after its most recent update to the public on its progress to return water potability to Grand Bahama residents island-wide, the Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) has received regulatory approval that deems 70% of the island’s water safe to drink. Following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, which inundated the majority of GBUC’s wellfields […]Continue Reading
COVID-19 Press Releases Utility
Since Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impacts in September 2019, the Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) has been working to restore island-wide water potability to the island’s residents. GBUC’s efforts to return the island to full potability have been severely hampered by the effects of the global pandemic. Disruptions to the supply chain, access to new equipment, […]Continue Reading
COVID-19 Press Releases Utility
As an essential service, the Grand Bahama Utility Company Limited (GBUC) continues to work safely through the COVID-19 health crisis to provide water maintenance and distribution to all communities, and to restore potable water to the residents of Grand Bahama. The utility is pleased to confirm that potable water is now being supplied in the […]Continue Reading
COVID-19 Press Releases Utility
Grand Bahama Utility Company Limited outlines its COVID-19 Contingency Plan.   Picture from left are: Payge Woodside, Monitoring & Evaluations Officer, Samaritan’s Purse, Elizabeth Amonzabel, OFDA Chief of Party, Samaritan’s Purse, Philcher Grant, Director of Group Corporate Affairs & Government Relations, Geron Turnquest, General Manager of the GBUC, and Trevor Continue Reading
Uncategorized Utility
The Grand Bahama Utility Company Limited (GBUC) is forging ahead with its strategy to return potable water to the Grand Bahama community. In late January, Philcher Grant, Director of Group Corporate Affairs & Government Relations at Port Group, Limited, announced the GBUC’s strategic two-part plan. Following this statement, the GBUC began releasing video weekly updates Continue Reading
Uncategorized Utility
The GBUC is focused on the continued treating, monitoring and testing of our water. Our latest results indicate an increase in providing fresher water across the island. Additionally, the GBUC engaged the services of Florida Spectrum Environmental Inc., a certified full-service testing laboratory, to collect water samples from all Wellfields to validate water quality and Continue Reading
Hurricane Dorian Updates Press Releases Uncategorized Utility
Dr. Yakov Livshitz Senior member of the Hydrological Service of Israel visited Grand Bahama and toured our well fields with the GB Utility Team to gauge salinity levels and the pace of aquifer recovery. His initial findings were very encouraging.” (Pictured from left: Remington Wilchcombe, Utility Engineering Manager and Dr. Yakov Livshitz) The Grand Bahama […]Continue Reading