A much hoped for construction boom in the south of Barbados is in the offing as the Barbados Water Authority-Ionics Pipelines’ project is set to get going this monthend.
Dr Atlee Brathwaite, chairman of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), yesterday confirmed that the multimillion-dollar, year-long project would start by June 30.
He said financing for the $31 million venture was being provided by the National Insurance Scheme, commercial banks, and four companies – Arthur Construction, C.O. Williams Construction, Rayside Construction and Infra – had been contracted to do the cutting and trenching.
The purpose of the project is to increase the supply of potable water to the south-eastern corridor of the island to facilitate housing as well as commercial development in areas that touch St Philip, Christ Church and St John.
Three new water mains up to 18 inches in diameter will be laid from the Belle Pumping Station to Haggatt Hall, St Michael; from the Fort George Reservoir to the Rising Sun facility near Searles in Christ Church; and from Brittons Hill, St Michael, to Providence, Christ Church.