SERVICE DISRUPTION

UPDATE ON SUSPECTED COLLAPSE OF SEWER PIPELINE AT BEETHAM GARDENS

Work will soon begin to address the appearance of three (3) sinkholes along 17th Avenue, between 6th and 7th Avenues, under the riverbed and CCC Boulevard, Main Street, Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain. This has become necessary due to the partial collapse of a sewer main.

Over the last 24 hours, Team Members of the Operations Division, together with specialist contractors, conducted site visits to determine the scope of works and strategize the way forward, to minimize disruption in the community whilst observing strict health and safety protocols. Logistics are being finalized inclusive of the de-energizing of a T&TEC power line and the transport of materials and requisite equipment.

All respective agencies have been alerted as repairs would require an inter-agency approach. The Authority is appreciative of the support of the people of Beetham Gardens who have demonstrated an understanding of the task at hand.

The public is advised to proceed with extreme caution around the work site and will be informed of any revised traffic arrangements as the need arises.

The Authority thanks all those affected for their patience and understanding.

Corporate Communications Department
October 17, 2022