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Payday for Emmerton residents coming soon

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Payday for Emmerton residents coming soon

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RESIDENTS OF Emmerton in Bridgetown could soon be rewarded for their years of discomfort.

Ten years after their lawyer Robert “Bobby” Clarke lodged their case, the 169 residents who were affected by varying degrees since the sewage plant was opened around 1980, have been offered compensation by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), which has accepted liability.

Some of the residents have since relocated to nearby Barbarees Hill, but the majority still call Emmerton home, and continue to endure “moderate” discomfort, Clarke said.

The stench is not as foul as it was in previous years, but there is the occasional offensive odour. (YB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.