Switch to new sewer system begins Wednesday
The decommissioning of old sewer mains is to facilitate activation of the new sewerage system which was recently rehabilitated. This exercise may result in a temporary interruption of the system; and so customers with concerns are asked to contact GWI’s Sanitation Department.
The company anticipates a successful transition to the rehabilitated system and said every effort is being taken to minimize any inconvenience the temporary interruption may cause. The sewer system was rehabilitated with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank.
The project included a complete replacement of the 5.5 Kilometre Sewerage Ring Main in Georgetown. In addition, the project entailed the replacement of all delivery mains; purchase and installation of additional pumps for 24 pumping stations. This is to ensure adequate pressure, operational reliability and the improvement of electrical connections. It also included an assessment and emergency rehabilitation of street sewers in selected areas and the purchase of maintenance and operating equipment.