Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams (second left) and BWA general manager Keithroy Halliday (second right), with Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Jehu Wiltshire, and head of the BWA’s Waste Water Division, Patricia Inniss. (Picture by Reco Moore.)
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The South Coast sewage crisis is nearing an end, Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams has promised Barbadians.
He and several high-ranking officials responsible for fixing the critical issue, including Barbados Water Authority (BWA) general manager Keithroy Halliday, updated the public yesterday.
Among the announcements were:
• Since the diversion of filtered waste water into the six injection wells from last Thursday, there have been no overflows on the streets.
• Excavation starts today to fix the breached lines by the entrance of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.
• A week later, more excavation will begin around the corner at Worthing by the old Scotiabank building.
• Work will be on a 24-hour basis to meet the estimated four to six-week deadline.
• Over 1 000 sewerage connections are being investigated to see if they are legal. (TG)