The likelihood that thousands of children in Flint, Michigan, face a lifetime of illnesses and other effects from lead contamination weighs heavily on laboratory technicians who test to ensure that the water supply on Grand Cayman remains safe.
“The possibility of having to deal with that kind of a nightmare is just staggering,” said Marcela Martinez Ebanks of Water Authority-Cayman. And Water Resources Engineer Hendrik vanGenderen boasts that he has been drinking water from Cayman’s taps for 15 years and would not hesitate to serve it to his family and friends.
“Our water quality control is very rigorous,” he said, “making sure that whenever and wherever it reaches our customers, they get the quality they deserve.”
Mr. vanGenderen says past leaders have made the infrastructure investments to ensure that Grand Cayman has ample room to accommodate many years of population growth.