ADVISORY

RESPONSE TO ARTICLE ON COLLAPSED ROADWAY AT OASIS GARDENS, CHAGUANAS

The Water and Sewerage Authority (The Authority) wishes to advise the public that the article published in today - Saturday December 04, 2021 Express newspaper, which states that the Authority conducted repairs to fix the collapsed roadway at Calistoga, Oasis Gardens, Chaguanas as a result of a sewer problem is an inaccurate report. The Authority was never involved in any excavation repair works at this development as mentioned in today’s article.

It should be noted that while the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) at times requests assistance from The Authority to clear chokes in the sewer system, the operations and maintenance of the sewer system and all wastewater infrastructure at Oasis Gardens, Chaguanas is solely the responsibility of the HDC.

Further, after investigation of the claims made in the article, it revealed that the HDC engaged a contractor to effect corrective repair works to the damaged sewer main at the development, but the contractor did not complete the works and left the site in the manner identified in the article. The HDC is aware of the situation and confirms they are making arrangements to correct the problem in the shortest possible time.

Corporate Communications Department
2021 December 04