Engineers and industrial staff within the Ministry of Public Works, in consultation with local industry consultants, have determined that the most efficient way to attempt to remedy the level of discoloration in the Prospect area water is to feed the affected area by a different transmission main. This work is being completed today, 28 April 2016, and will have a high likelihood of stopping the introduction of discoloration from the old cast iron pipes. If this work is indeed successful, this is one major step in several necessary urgent works that must be completed to provide an acceptable level of service to the customers in the Cedar Park Estates and other adjacent affected areas.
"This Ministry has set out to replace infrastructure that is many decades old and should have, by this time, long been replaced," said Minister Cannonier. "I would like to assure the public that we are taking the matter very seriously."
The photograph depicts the Minister of Public Works the Hon. Craig Cannonier JP MP at the site of works taking place today to address the discoloured water in the Prospect area.