Drain-cleaning works under way
The Hanover Parish Council is undertaking drain-cleaning and maintenance works in the town of Lucea.
Chairman of the Council Mayor Wynter McIntosh said a six-man crew had been employed to remove garbage and other debris from the channels.
He said that the residents were happy about the project which got under way six weeks ago. He also informed that all crucial drains were being cleaned.
"It is costing the council $320,000 monthly to maintain the drains and, so far, it's a programme that is reaping success," he noted.
McIntosh said similar works would be undertaken in other major towns in the parish.
"We'll be looking at Hopewell, Sandy Bay, Johnson Town, Green Island, and other town centres that need this type of exercise," he said.
McIntosh appealed to residents to assist the process by not throwing garbage in the drains but to use the garbage receptacles provided.
"It's a partnership between us (and the residents) and, therefore, I am simply asking for their cooperation as everyone benefits," he urged.