Minister for Utilities Kye Rymer is promising to commence work on the faulty East End/Long Look and Cane Garden Bay sewerage network this year.
The minister said during Thursday’s sitting of the House of Assembly that these two areas will be prioritized for a “comprehensive overhaul and completion of the sewerage system”.
Rymer informed the House that the Cane Garden Bay Sewerage Project is being undertaken in two phases.
“The first phase is the procurement, assembly, installation and commissioning of a new Waste Water Treatment Plant that will treat all sewerage within the Cane Garden Bay area,” the minister said.
“The second phase is the installation of over 3,000 meters of new gravity and force main lines and lateral lines. It will also include the installation of 10 new pump stations with control systems and backup generators,” he added.
He said bid documents were issued in 2019, evaluated and sent to Cabinet for approval.
“It is anticipated that works will commence in the second quarter, [of] 2020 on both phases,” Rymer stated.
In the meantime, Rymer said the East End/Long Look Sewerage Project would be done in four phases.
“The first phase is the installation of over 1,400 meters of new gravity and force main lines along with the construction and installation of manholes,” he explained.
That phase would start at Parham Town to Long Swamp. It is anticipated that works will commence on this phase in the fourth quarter of this year, Rymer noted.
Phase two will commence from the Fat Hog’s Bay area to the Paraquita Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant, while phase three will involve the supply, installation and commissioning of seven pump stations and control systems along the Parham Town to the Paraquita Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant route.
“The fourth phase of works are the repairs and commissioning of the Paraquita Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant. The second, third and fourth phases will be issued for bid at a later date,” the Works Minister stated.
The aforementioned communities have been plagued with a defective sewerage network for many years now, resulting in constant sewerage run-offs and the unpleasant odour emitting in those areas.
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