The following are general requirements to obtain Water Utilities from The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC)
Grand Bahama’s abundant fresh water is a natural resource unmatched in the Caribbean region. The Grand Bahama Utility Company pumps 8 million gallons daily of fresh, pure water, via state-of-the art pipe networks. The system is adequate for a modern city of 250,000, almost the entire population of The Bahamas. Rainfall averages 58 inches per year, replenishing the natural ground aquifer, a vast lens of fresh water located beneath the island.
Available where facilites of suitable voltage and adequate capacity are adjacent to the premises to be served
Continuous alternating current of approxi-mately 12,470 volts and 60 hertz, 3-phase, three or four wire
For lighting, power and other purposes for commercial industrial, institutional, and other services exclusive of residential.
All service required by customer shall be furnished by one meter to each building, premises, property or group of properties under one ownership or management.
Twice the average Net Monthly Bill as estimated by the company or as there after ascertained.
Computed in Bahamian currency.
Fiber Optic Cable Linking GBI To North America
Caribbean Crossings Ltd. (CCL) is an international telecommunications company that owns and operates an undersea fiber optic cable system that lands in Freeport, Grand Bahama; linking the continental United States with four major islands of The Bahamas – New Providence, Abaco and Eleuthera. Caribbean Crossings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cable Bahamas Ltd., a publicly traded Bahamian company:
The System The (BICS) system consists of over 1,000 km of high performance submarine fiber cable and another 1,784 km of terrestrial fiber strategically placed to form a highly reliable integrated optical Network connecting the United States and the World to the Bahamas.
This passive long reach state of the art Optical Network does not utilize any active submarine components requiring remote power thus ensuring a very high performance reliable digital lightwave system. These integrated technologies enable Caribbean Crossings to troubleshoot and manage the Network remotely from our Network Operations Center in Nassau, ensuring reliability, performance and commitment to Customer Service Level Agreements (SLA).
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