With an overall investment of more than $170Million to greatly enhance the Georgetown Sewerage system, the GWI sanitation Manager, Rensfore Joseph, is assuring residents of Charlestown and adjoining communities that his department will ensure that the newly commissioned Sewerage Pump station ‘W’ and its associated sewers offer optimal efficiency to assist efforts of restoring Georgetown to its former glory.
With all equipment installed, the reliability of the station is evidently improved allowing residents to be optimistic of a superior sewerage removal service, Joseph said.
As he laid out plans how this will be achieved, Joseph said his department will execute a carefully prepared preventative Maintenance programme, employing efficient operation and vigilant monitoring of all of the installed equipment to rule out thefts and vandalism.
He is also adamant that the pump station equipment is a testimony to the money value that Guyana can depend upon from the GWI.
Speaking of the newly installed Sewerage Pump Station ‘W’ he said, “We have received value for money in the choice of the pump-motor equipment installed” which will remove the deposited sewage and stand up against the harshness under which it was designed to perform.
Joseph further explained that the control panel installed at the Princes and High Streets station was carefully selected for its ability to improve power efficiency and provide the necessary protection needed. It also allows for both manual and automated modes of operation, among many other benefits.
Underscoring the need for vibrant sustained public education, Joseph assures that his department is ready to work with the Public Relations Department to develop and facilitate educational programmes that will educate on the operations of the Sewer system.
This will assist, greatly, in converting persons to adopting safer and better practices in the use of the sewer system which would reduce the frequency of blockage and overflows.
However, he urged the public to realise that while his company is tasked with managing and maintaining the Sewer system they must remember that it is as much theirs too as it services their waste disposal needs as “its preservation and security is more yours than ours.”
Offering advice, he said, the station will serve well if they do such things as desist from allowing anything other than sewage from entering the system.
These include avoiding industrial waste entering the system as well as ensuring that restaurants have and maintain grease traps.
He also advised that persons should ensure that sand and debris do not get into chambers in domestic and commercial properties.
He said, “If you are constructing a new building, or modifying the old one or even covering your yard, ensure that you follow the procedure that include forwarding your plan to the engineer’s department of the city council. This will ensure that you do not cover or unearth any of our inspection chambers.”
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