The Water and Sewerage Authority (the Authority) advises that the permanent road restoration works along the South Oropouche Main Road, Avocat are scheduled to be completed on Thursday 23rd June, 2022. These works were expected to be completed over the last weekend, but was delayed due to inclement weather conditions as well as the challenges in completing the customer connections which required excavation works.

The Authority has engaged in very clear and open communication with the local government representative for the area and affected residents on the challenges experienced during the project, the progress of the project and the Authority’s commitment to complete the project as a priority. Therefore, these road restoration works mark the end of this high priority project for installation of approximately 420 meters of eight inch diameter PVC pipeline along the South Oropouche Main Road, Avocat and given these circumstances, the protest action which unfolded is unfortunate.

The Authority has successfully completed all the pipeline installation works and the final two transfer of service connections were executed today – Tuesday 21st June, 2022. In addition over 220 meters of roadway has already been permanently restored, with the remaining area scheduled to be completed by Thursday 23rd June, 2022. The new pipeline replaces an existing undersized high leakage five inch diameter pipeline which required frequent repairs, resulting in numerous disruptions to commuters along the highly traversed roadway and interruptions to residents’ water supply.

The Authority will continue to engage the local government representatives and residents of the area on the project and reaffirms its commitment in working with all stakeholders particularly residents as it implements projects aimed at improving the delivery of service to our valued customers.

The Authority apologizes for any inconvenience caused to residents and motorists over the course of the project.

Corporate Communications Department
2022 June 21