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BHTA CONCERNED OVER NEGATIVE IMPACT OF SOUTH COAST SEWARAGE ISSUES ON MEMBERS
Published on March 8, 2018

Over the past few months many of our members located on the South Coast have been affected by challenges associated with the South Coast Sewerage Plant. Indeed, these issues have not only affected our accommodation and restaurant members, but residents of the area, schools and visitors to the island as well.

The situation has gone beyond our shores by attracting international attention with the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States issuing cautionary health advisories for the island and, within the past few days, members, especially those located on the stretch between Lanterns Mall and Worthing, have complained of increased overflows from manholes in the areas.

In our efforts to ensure that members receive relevant and important updates, and in order to provide key support wherever and whenever possible, the BHTA has been in continual communication with the relevant agencies and we have passed on all pertinent information to members via e-mails, telephone calls and WhatsApp messages.

The Association also hosted a discussion forum with the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in January where members received a detailed update. The primary objectives of the forum were:

  1. To update BHTA members on the most recent developments of the South Coast Sewerage Plant
  2. Provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and have the necessary dialogue with the key personnel involved in resolving the issues
  3. Provide members with the short, medium and long-term plans to address the issues 

In February, the Board of Directors was provided with an update from the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Acting General Manager, Charles Leslie, who gave a detailed report on the work being executed and the expected outcomes, which was also distributed to all members.

The BHTA has also been publicly voicing its concern on the negative impact the situation is having on members and calling for an urgent solution to the issues via press releases and statements, all of which have also been shared with members.

For a recap of some of the information distributed to members over the past few months, including the most recent BHTA Media Statement calling for the situation to be seen as a national crisis; video recordings of the two Government hosted Press Briefings re the Health Advisories and the Identified Solutions; BWA reports on the progress of the implementation of some of the identified solutions, as well as other relevant information/updates, please see below links:

 http://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/dr-estwick-multimillion-dollar-sewage-fix/

https://www.facebook.com/gisbarbados/videos/897570820407731/

http://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/bwa-update-on-proposed-injection-wells/

http://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/statement-from-ministry-of-health-epd-bwa/

http://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/nearshore-water-at-south-coast-beaches-are-safe/

http://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/statement-on-u-s-embassys-water-advisory/

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=889792634518883&id=271334199698066

http://www.bhta.org/index/resources/bhta-pr/media-statement.html 


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