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Water project pipes ‘left idle’

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Water project pipes ‘left idle’

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CLOSE TO A MILLION DOLLARS in equipment earmarked for use in the Northern Pipeline Project has been lying abandoned at C.O. Williams Construction Ltd for the past nine years.

The pipe equipment was put into storage in two containers at the company’s Lears, St Michael headquarters after the water project was not completed, even though 90 per cent of the pipelay had been installed.

The good news is that the project, a private-public partnership, is to be restarted. It has been catapulted into the news because of the water shortages experienced in northern parishes in recent months.

The project got under way in 2006 and was supposed to pump three million gallons of water through 25 000 feet of pipeline from the desalination plant on Spring Garden through mains in St James, St Peter, St Lucy and St Andrew. (MB)

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