2nd from L: Public Utilities Minister, the Hon. Marvin Gonzales, is briefed on the Beetham Sewer Pipeline Project by Acting WASA CEO, Sherland Sheppard (R) and other members of the project team.

The Water and Sewerage Authority says work on the final phase of the Beetham Sewer Pipeline Project continues to progress, however an unforeseen complication has developed, as a T&TEC underground high-voltage cable lies in the path between manholes #1 and #2 slowing the installation of sewer pipeline between the two manholes.

The following is a press press release from WASA:

Work on the final phase of the Beetham Sewer Pipeline Project continues to progress, as the Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) has been able to complete the installation of two manholes and is commencing work on the third.

However, an unforeseen complication has developed, as a T&TEC underground high-voltage cable lies in the path between manholes #1 and #2 slowing the installation of sewer pipeline between the two manholes.

Consequently, a team from T&TEC has joined the Authority’s workers at the site, in order to excavate and secure the high-powered cable, to allow for the safe installation of the pipeline. This development is expected to defer completion of works by up to one week.

Minister of Public Utilities, the Honourable Marvin Gonzales, was at the job site on Saturday 22nd January 2022, where he was updated on the progress of the project and informed of the latest development by WASA Acting CEO, Sherland Sheppard and T&TEC Engineers.

Minister Gonzales applauded the collaboration by the two Utilities on the project, however expressed concern with the delay and encouraged both teams to work towards overcoming the current challenge in the shortest possible time.

It should be noted that while pipeline installation in the area of the T&TEC highpowered cable has slowed, the project continues to progress with the installation of the third and final manhole. This will be followed by the reconnection of two (2) sewer lateral connections; interconnection of the new pipeline system; and finally remedial and restoration works, inclusive of permanent road restoration.

The Authority assures residents that every effort is being made to minimize the expected delay caused by the latest development as it is working towards completing works as close as possible to the scheduled 31st January timeline.