The Waste Water Treatment Plant in Cane Garden Bay, said to be a ‘World Class’ project, was commissioned at a ceremony last week.
In remarks at the ceremony, Deputy Premier and Minister for Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer said he was excited about the completion of the project as Cane Garden Bay is a hub for regional and international visitors who seek to experience authentic pristine beauty, culture and the cuisine that the BVI has to offer.
Honourable Rymer said, “We are all aware of the challenges that we have faced with sewerage in this area and it was critical that we sought to remedy this problem.”
The minister stated that sewerage collection management and treatment is an underlining problem throughout the islands hence the need to modernise the Territory’s sewerage network.
Minister for Natural Resources and Labour and Second District Representative Honourable Melvin Turnbull, said he was pleased with the technology used in the construction of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Honourable Turnbull said, “When we work together we have all that we need to be able to accomplish the things that are necessary to continue to take this Virgin Islands to the next level.”
The total cost of the project was $1,799,515.15. The project scope included:
- The design and building of the 400 cubic meter per day maximum capacity plant;
- Installation of post equalisation tanks;
- Replacement of influent pumps and installation a new wet well;
- Construction of boundary wall, road and walkways;
- Repairs and upgrading of the control and electrical systems building;
- New lighting;
- Procurement and commissioning of a new generator;
- Construction of a culvert crossing to aid drainage;
- New Fencing;
- Upgraded transformer.
The Ministry of Communications and Works is dedicated to ensuring the continued development and maintenance of public infrastructure in keeping with international standards so that public utilities are reliable and affordable in support of an enhanced community life for every resident and visitor in the Virgin Islands.
PhotoCredit (Ronnielle Frazer/GIS):
Collage: Cane Garden Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant Commissioning