Construction works on the first phase of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant in Cane Garden Bay is said to be nearing completion.
Project Manager in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Mr. Bernard Grant said the first phase included the demolition, establishing and commissioning of a temporary treatment plant, and civil works which entails the construction of a substructure and a superstructure that is nearing completion.
“The second phase of works will include the installation of equipment, testing and commissioning of the new treatment plant; and then finally the decommissioning of the temporary treatment plant,” Mr. Grant added.
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer said that the construction phase of this project is expected to last nine (9) months, or until June 2022.
Honourable Rymer thanked the residents of the Cane Garden Bay community for their patience and understanding during this critical upgrade.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant project is in keeping with the Government of the Virgin Islands programme along with the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Policy to address the direct or indirect discharge of wastewater and waste into the sewer system.
His Excellency the Governor Mr. John Rankin, CMG during the Speech from the Throne said the policy seeks to prohibit the disposal of oils, grease, and other harmful matter into the sewerage system.(Photo Credit: Giovanni Herbert/GIS)
Image: Construction site of New Waste Water Treatment Plant in Cane Garden Bay.