Mains project on cutting edge
BARBADIANS ARE BEING PROMISED that the use of new technology to lay down new water mains will not only limit outages during installation, but will also reduce the impact on the environment.
As the water mains replacement project by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) continues, BWA project engineer with the Project Execution Unit, Shelly Parris, said the work starting at Mount Pleasant, St Philip and going to just north of Bathsheba, St Joseph, would utilise the technology of pipe bursting and horizontal directional drilling in Barbados for the first time.
Speaking at a Press briefing at Mount Pleasant yesterday, Parris said the work was part of an overall US$50 million water and sanitation systems upgrade. An estimated 49 kilometres of main would be replaced to the tune of US$29 million.
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