Works being carried out at the pump station on August 1, 2012.
Photo Credit: BVI Platinum News
If works go as planned, the Road Town Sewerage Pump Station located at the roundabout will be fully upgraded in the coming weeks, while there are also plans to place lift stations along the Tobacco Wharf and Purcell Estate roads.
"In the coming weeks, the pump station in Road Town will be upgraded and lift stations will be placed along the Tobacco Wharf and Purcell Estate roads," Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works stated on Monday, July 30.
The Minister said the subject of water and sewerage are essential to the Territory's overall infrastructural development and improvement, and to this end, finding solutions to the current issues that affect the reliable supply of these services remain a priority for him as Minister.
"I am therefore pleased to report that much work has been done to date in the eastern end of the island, as well as in Road Town as part of Government's plan to upgrade our antiquated sewerage system. Such works have included house connections and pipe replacements," he stated.
The upgrading of the station is part of phase II of the National Sewerage Project.
In June, a contract was inked between Government and Patrick Mitchell of BIO Safe Treatment and Septic Solutions, totaling $163,967 to supply and install new pumps for the Road Town pump station.
At the time, Minister Vanterpool explained that the upgrades to the pump station will increase its efficiency, prevent overflows and curtail the odor currently being experienced. Also included in phase II is the installation of 21-inch lines along the Waterfront Drive and roundabout to replace the existing eight and 10 inch lines.
According to Government, phase I which concluded in early June, saw the installation of approximately 1400 feet of pipeline and 14 manholes. The installation work was focused in the vicinity of the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park, extending to Vanterpool Enterprises Limited.