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Sewage plant raises a stink

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM

Sewage plant raises a stink

This is an open letter to CEO of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight.

We, the Webbs, have lived at 5 Wainwright Avenue since 2011, From that time till present, we have been calling and advising NEPA of the very unsanitary and dangerous health predicament being suffered by us and the neighbours from an open sewage plant being operated by the Gardens of Acadia.

We have had discussions with a NEPA field officer as recently as a few months ago, who confirmed that the facility is not up to standard and is not being operated as it should.

We have also brought this to the attention of the Ministry of Health as well.

The sewage plant releases noxious fumes and toxins in the environs that have made many people sick. My wife is constantly suffering and has been put on many medications over the past three years to cope, She is now being diagnosed with extreme upper respiratory problems that are now affecting her breathing. Others have also suffered to extreme degrees.

Rats also roam the neighbourhood freely and have been multiplying exponentially.

In the past two weeks, we have called NEPA every day and have received no word of any action being taken to address the situation, which is exponentially worse when the rain falls.

We beg, beseech, and implore you to please take action, as this cannot go on as is without redress.

It has the potential to start a major health outbreak of health epidemic proportions.

May I remind that the rats carry diseases to homes in the environs and further compound the problem.

Looking for your swift action in this regard

RAYMOND E. A. WEBB

Chartered Accountant

Kingston 8