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Back-up sewage system ‘critical’

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Back-up sewage system ‘critical’

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THE COUNTRY’S South Coast Sewerage Project may be set for a $2 million upgrade, but it’s still an accident waiting to happen.

That is the view of two independent civil and environmental engineers with extensive knowledge of the primary treatment system, which came into play 20 years ago.

The engineers believe Government needs to divert funds as a matter of urgency to build a secondary marine outfall system in the Worthing, Christ Church area in case heavy rainfall leads to another back-up of the system.

That “plan B” system, which would take about a year to construct and would also cost around $2 million, would not only allow the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to divert sewage out to sea at the point of overflow, but more importantly carry out much needed repairs to the deep-water outfall system which currently carries sewage into the ocean about two kilometres off Needham’s Point, further north up Barbados’ western shoreline.

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