Sewer pipeline works at Beetham to be completed by end of January 2022

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Sewer pipeline works at Beetham to be completed by end of January 2022

The Water and Sewerage Authority said it has taken note of the protest action taken by residents of Beetham this morning – 10th January.

WASA in a media release issued this evening said ”regarding the ongoing works to replace a collapsed segment of 47 inch diameter concrete sewer pipeline along Main Street. These works are on course to be completed by 31st January, 2022 in keeping with previous projections provided.”

Meanwhile WASA began work within the area this afternoon by delivering the cylinders to Beetham.



The Authority said it commenced work in the area on 15th October 2021, and completed the installation of approximately 626 feet of 44 inch diameter Ductile Iron (DI) pipeline, at depths ranging from 19 feet to 26 feet.

“It should be noted that what appears to be a pause in works at the site occurred as the Authority awaited delivery of specially made concrete cylinders for use in the installation of three (3) manholes. These cylinders have been received and transportation to the job site begins today – Monday 10th January 2022. This will allow for commencement of the final phases of the works later this week, which involves installation of the manholes, interconnection of the new pipeline to the existing, road restoration and remedial works and decommissioning of the existing concrete sewer pipeline.”

Minister of Public Utilities, Marvin Gonzales; and Member of Parliament for Laventille West Security, Fitzgerald Hinds, along with a team of senior officers from the Authority, to view the progress and speak to the affected residents about the ongoing work. Over the period the Authority has installed various pumps within the area to minimize sewage spills.