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Sewerage woes hit Trench Town, residents demand quick fix

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:36 PM
Raw sewerage flowing on Collie Smith Drive.

Residents of the inner-city community of Trench Town are demanding that the authorities move swiftly to fix the problem of sewerage flowing through their community.

Residents say the problem began three days ago and has continued to affect them with hundreds of gallons of effluent flowing along the road before going into a gully.

The sewerage enters the gully adjacent to the Trench Town Police station near Collie Smith Drive.

At another section of the road, residents have used mounds of dirt to prevent the sewerage from running on the road.

This morning, the Communications Director at the National Water Commission Charles Buchanan could not be reached for a comment.

Meanwhile, the sewerage problem has now eased for residents of Central Kingston.

On Tuesday night the issue worsened for Price Lane residents when hundreds of gallons of raw effluent came gushing through their yards.

Only recently, the National Water Commission carried out temporary work on a section of the troublesome sewer main on North Street, Kingston, near two of Jamaica’s oldest boy’s schools.

However, it appears this has done little to ease the frustration of the residents.

One Price Lane, Central Kingston resident Fabian Walker says the authorities should seek to fix the problem once and for all.

 

Price Lane, Central Kingston resident Fabian Walker

Some $36 million was spent recently on a section of the North Street sewer line.